Joint ICTP/SISSA Statistical Physics seminar: "Zamolodchikov-Faddeev algebra and quantum quenches in integrable field theories"
Starts 28 Feb 2012 11:00
Ends 28 Feb 2012 20:00
Central European Time
SISSA, Santorio Bldg., room 128 1st floor
Motivated by the study of quantum quenches in integrable field theories (IFTs) and in particular the structure of the initial state after such a quench, we are led to the investigation of transformations of the Zamolodchikov-Faddeev operators that respect their algebra. After showing that, unlike in free theories, linear transformations (Bogoliubov transformations) do not satisfy this condition, we explore simple cases of infinitesimal transformations that do so and study their properties. Examples from typical IFTs like the Sinh-Gordon and Lieb-Liniger models are presented, emphasizing the possibility to study quantum quenches.