Niels Benedikter

This is an (incomplete) archive of some talks in mathematical physics organized in Copenhagen since June 2015.

August 16, 2017: Chiara Boccato (University of Zurich)



February 3, 2017: Alessandro Olgiati (SISSA Trieste)

On the dynamics of multi-component condensates: mixtures and spinors

I will present two results concerning the derivation of effective equations for multicomponent Bose-Einstein condensates; these can be easily tough of as systems with distinguishable components each of which is in a condensed state. The two cases we consider are mixture condensates, namely systems where two different families of bosons are present, and bosons with spin. In both cases the dynamics is ruled by a coupled system of non-linear Schrödinger equations, one for each component; the results hold equally in the mean-field or Gross-Pitaevskii regime. Time permitting, I will sketch the proof for mixtures in the mean-field case.

January 18, 2017: Oliver Matte (Aarhus University)

Feynman-Kac formulas for the ultra-violet renormalized Nelson model

We explain the structure and sketch the derivation of Feynman-Kac formulas representing the semi-group generated by the ultra-violet renormalized Nelson Hamiltonian. Furthermore, ignoring the Pauli principle, we present a new lower bound on the spectrum of the renormalized Nelson Hamiltonian and indicate how the Feynman-Kac formulas can be used to prove ergodicity of its semi-group.
The talk is based on recent joint work with Jacob Schach Møller.

December 8, 2016: Øresund Kolloquium in Copenhagen

Speakers: Marcello Porta (Zurich), Niels Martin Møller (Copenhagen), Jacob Christiansen (Lund), Marcus Carlsson (Lund).

You can get the full program with abstracts as a pdf.

December 7, 2016: Marcello Porta (University of Zurich)

Universality in interacting topological insulators

In this talk I will consider the charge transport properties of two-dimensional interacting fermionic systems, in the zero temperature and infinite volume limit. In the first part of the talk, I will discuss the stability of the integer quantum Hall effect for general weakly interacting gapped fermionic systems. In the second part of the talk, I will focus on the topological phase transitions of the Haldane-Hubbard model. I will present a rigorous construction of the interacting topological phase diagram, and prove the universality of conductivity at criticality.

September 28, 2016: Giuseppe Genovese (University of Zurich)

Periodically driven impurity in the XX quantum spin chain

Consider a XX quantum spin chain with a periodic forcing, acting only on one site. Some interesting features of this system will be discussed, both on the mathematical and physical viewpoint. In particular we will show that, if the driving frequency is sufficiently high, the state of the system becomes asymptotically a periodic function of time.
A joint work with L. Corsi.

March 16, 2016: Chiara Boccato (University of Zurich)

Quantum many-body fluctuations around nonlinear Schrödinger dynamics

We consider a system of bosons interacting through a two-body potential $N^{3\beta-1} V(N^\beta x)$, scaling with the number of particles $N$. When a very large number of particles is involved, it is difficult to calculate physical quantities from the time-dependent Schrödinger equation. However, it is possible to approximate the dynamics by a one-particle nonlinear Schrödinger equation; the reliability of this approximation is the problem we want to investigate. Our work focuses on fluctuations around the nonlinear Schrödinger dynamics. In a second-quantized setting, for $0 < \beta < 1$, we construct a unitary evolution with quadratic generator, which, in the limit of large $N$, allows us to approximate the fully evolved state in Fock space norm.
Joint work with Serena Cenatiempo and Benjamin Schlein.

January 13, 2016: Ian Jauslin (University Roma Tre)

A Pfaffian formula for monomer-dimer partition functions

In this talk, I will present a formula for the partition function of the monomer-dimer problem on an arbitrary planar graph, in terms of a Pfaffian, provided the monomers are restricted to the boundary of the graph.
This is joint work with A. Giuliani and E. H. Lieb.

16 November 2015: Øresund Kolloquium in Copenhagen

On November 16, 2016 we had this fall's Øresundseminar (joint seminar with Lund in Sweden) with talks by Alessandro Giuliani, Matthias Christandl, Yacin Ameur and Mark Groves.
Local organization team: Fabian Portman and Niels Benedikter.

15 June 2015: Anna Maltsev (University of Bristol)

Fluctuations in the half-heavy tailed Wigner ensemble

We will consider a Wigner matrix with entries whose cumulative distribution decays as $x^{-\alpha}$ with $2 < \alpha < 4$ for large $x$. We prove that the fluctuations of the linear spectral statistics for nice test functions have order $N^{-\alpha/4}$. The behavior of such fluctuations has been understood for both heavy-tailed matrices (i.e. $\alpha < 2$) and light-tailed matrices (i.e. $\alpha > 4$). Our result fills in the gap of understanding for $2 < \alpha < 4$.
This is based on joint work with Florent Benaych-Georges.