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## Spectral statistics of chaotic many-body systemsAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Sebastian Müller, University of Bristol
- Thursday 21 January 2016, 15:30-16:30
- TCM Seminar Room, Cavendish Laboratory.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr G Moller. Please note unusual time We derive a trace formula that expresses the level density of chaotic many-body systems as a smooth term plus a sum over contributions associated to solutions of the nonlinear Schroedinger equation. Our formula applies to bosonic systems with discretised positions, such as the Bose-Hubbard model, in the semiclassical limit as well as in the limit where the number of particles is taken to infinity. We use the trace formula to investigate the spectral statistics of these systems, by studying interference between solutions of the nonlinear Schroedinger equation. We show that in the limits taken the statistics of fully chaotic many-particle systems becomes universal and agrees with predictions from the Wigner-Dyson ensembles of random matrix theory. The conditions for Wigner-Dyson statistics involve a gap in the spectrum of the Frobenius-Perron operator, leaving the possibility of different statistics for systems with weaker chaotic properties. This is joint work with Remy Dubertrand. This talk is part of the Theory of Condensed Matter series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- All Cavendish Laboratory Seminars
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