14Dec 2018
17:15 - 18:00

Spiegelgasse 5, Lecture Room 05.002

BZ Seminar in Analysis: Antti Knowles (University of Geneva)

Gibbs measures of nonlinear Schrödinger equations and many-body quantum mechanics


Many time-dependent nonlinear Schrödinger equations admit an invariant Gibbs measure, which is a probability measure on the space of distributions that is left invariant by the time evolution. Such measures have been extensively studied as tool to construct global solutions of time-dependent nonlinear Schrödinger equations with rough initial data. I review some recent progress on deriving these measures in dimensions 1,2,3 as high-temperature limits of many-body quantum mechanics. In one dimension, I also explain how time-dependent correlation functions of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation arise as limits of corresponding quantum many-body correlation functions.

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