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Ms Marianne Hoogeveen

Research interests

The goal of my PhD research is to understand the thermodynamics of nonequilibrium steady states in quantum systems using recently developed techniques and ideas. In the recent work arXiv:1306.3192, nonequilibrium steady state density matrix for thermal flows was found in the context of CFT on a quantum wire junction (with special, simple boundary conditions at the connection point), and the current along with all its large-time fluctuations were found exactly. In my PhD, I will develop further such techniques and look at their physical implications. Using these methods and their generalizations, I will look at (heat and charge) flows in free field models, in conformal models with conformal impurities (in the context of the general theory of conformal impurities), in the context of conformal perturbation, and in massive integrable quantum field theory models. The basic ideas to be developed are that of the nonequilibrium steady state density matrix, and that of the alternative description of large-time fluctuations using stochastic processes (like Poisson processes) of charge / energy transfer. The possible physics to be understood is that of the Fourier and related laws, and more generally of the thermodynamic properties of nonequilibrium steady states.

Participation in workshop, seminar, course

École de Physique des Houches - summer school

Marianne Hoogeveen (Participant), 30 Jul 201224 Aug 2012, École de Physique des Houches - summer school

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Fellowship awarded competitively

King's Continuation Scholarship

Marianne Hoogeveen (Recipient), 1 Oct 20131 Jan 2015

Activity: AwardsFellowship awarded competitively

Participation in conference

Nottingham Statistical Physics & Condensed Matter (NoStCon 2013)

Marianne Hoogeveen (Speaker), 5 Jul 2013, Nottingham Statistical Physics & Condensed Matter (NoStCon 2013)

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Invited talk

Some basic facts about quantum systems out of equilibrium

Marianne Hoogeveen (Speaker), 24 May 2013

Activity: External academic engagementInvited talk

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