November 13, 2018, 4:15 p.m. (CET)

Inaugural Lecture Prof. Eric Lutz

Physics Colloquia Winter 2018/19

November 13, 2018, 4:15 p.m. (CET)
University of Stuttgart, Lecture Hall V57.01

Irreversibility and the quantum arrow of time

Irreversibility is one of the most intriguing concepts in physics. While microscopic physical laws are perfectly reversible, macroscopic average behavior has a preferred direction in time. According to the second law of thermodynamics, this arrow of time is associated with a positive mean entropy production. We will discuss the physics of the quantum arrow of time and present results of recent experimental investigations of irreversibility in a nuclear magnetic resonance setup.

Abstract  Physics Colloquia Winter 2018/19 

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