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Mathematical Physics Seminar

The seminars take place on Tuesday lunchtimes at 2:00 pm (mostly internal speakers) and Thursday afternoons from 4:15 pm (mostly external speakers, and preceded by coffee/tea from 4pm), in the relaxed atmosphere of Room G/109 in James College Nucleus. The typical length of the talks is about 1 hour.

Next talk:

Local and global clocks in quantum mechanics – limitations to building global ordering scales out of local quantum clocks

Mathematical Physics Seminar
Date and time: 
November 4, 2014, 14:00 - 15:00
Sandra Rankovic (ETH Zurich)

Time is usually considered as a classical parameter in the laws of motion of non-relativistic quantum-mechanical systems. We take a different, operational approach to time, and towards this goal introduce the concept of local and global clocks, as well as the respective ordering scales. We devise two approaches to investigate limitations to building global clocks and ordering scales from two spatially-separated quantum clocks, under the assumption that these clocks are locally used for ordering.

Submitted on 27 Oct 2014 - 11:50 by eh555

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Programme for this term

Date and timesort icon Title Speaker Room
October 2, 2014, 16:15 - 17:30 Wedge local fields in integrable models with bound states Daniela Cadamuro (Bristol) G/109
October 9, 2014, 16:15 - 17:30 Quasi-states in classical mechanics Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv) G/109
October 16, 2014, 16:15 - 17:30 Vacuum polarization of rotating warped AdS3 black holes Hugo Ferreira (Nottingham) G/109
October 23, 2014, 16:15 - 17:30 Mapping spaces for supermanifolds and applications to classical field theory Florian Hanisch (Potsdam) G/109
October 30, 2014, 16:15 - 17:30 Yang-Baxter and reflection maps from soliton interactions Vincent Caudrelier (City University) G/109
November 4, 2014, 14:00 - 15:00 Local and global clocks in quantum mechanics – limitations to building global ordering scales out of local quantum clocks Sandra Rankovic (ETH Zurich) G/109
November 6, 2014, 16:15 - 17:30 Hadamard renormalised scalar field theory on anti-de Sitter space-time Carl Kent (Sheffield) G/109
November 11, 2014, 14:00 - 15:00 TBA (Umberto Lupo) Umberto Lupo G/109
November 13, 2014, 16:15 - 17:30 The Copenhagen Interpretation Born Again Tim Hollowood (Swansea) G/109
November 20, 2014, 16:15 - 17:30 Quantum quenches in integrable models Fabian Essler (Oxford) G/109
November 27, 2014, 16:15 - 17:30 Scaling and Finite-Size Scaling at Phase Transitions above the Upper Critical Dimension Ralph Kenna (Coventry) G/109
December 4, 2014, 16:15 - 17:30 Skyrmions and Carbon-12 Nick Manton (DAMTP) G/109

Please note that this is an evolving programme. It is advisable to (re-load and) re-check the page shortly before each talk. There is a mailing list for the seminar announcements. For further details please contact Eli Hawkins.

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