13/07/2023: Diwakar Naidu @ UniMi

Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 15:00
Sala di Rappresentanza
Mathematics Department, University of Milan
Via Cesare Saldini 50, Milano, Italy

SPEAKER: Diwakar Naidu

Existence of Bell-type pure jump process for the Klein-Gordon Hamiltonian

In this talk I will present my work on Bell-type jump processes. J.S. Bell in
1984 gave a jump rate formula that predict the probability of configurational
jumps and in turn define a stochastic (Markov) jump process that governs the
evolution of particle configurations. The standard method (by Tumulka et al)
for proving existence of such processes does not work for the Klein-Gordon (KG) Hamiltonian as the jump rates for it are unbounded. We show the existence
of a stationary and independent (Markov) pure jump process (i.e. where the
configurational motion occurs only via jumps) for the particle configuration that
is equivariant, i.e. |Ψt|2 distributed at every time t, where Ψ evolves with the KG
Hamiltonian, using elements from the theory of Lévy processes. Next, we also
want to extend this obtained process to a broader class of Markov process which also depend on the particle configurations and time using the general theory of Markov processes.

5/6/2023: Andreas Deuchert @ UniMi

June 5, 2023 - 11:15
Aula dottorato, first floor
Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Saldini 50

SPEAKER: Andreas Deuchert (Universität Zürich)

Microscopic Derivation of Ginzburg-Landau Theory and the BCS Critical Temperature Shift in General External Fields

We consider the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) free energy functional with weak and macroscopic external electric and magnetic fields and derive the Ginzburg-Landau functional. We also provide an asymptotic formula for the BCS critical temperature as a function of the external fields. This extends our previous results in arXiv:2105.05623 for the constant magnetic field to general magnetic fields with a nonzero magnetic flux through the unit cell. This is joint work with C. Hainzl and M. Maier.

13/02/2023 – 15/03/2023: Matteo Gallone @ UniMi

13/02  14:00-16:00   Sala di rappresentanza, ground floor, Mathematics Department, Via C. Saldini 50
14/02  10:00-12:00   Aula dottorato, first floor, Mathematics Department, Via C. Saldini 50
15/02  10:00-12:00   Aula dottorato, first floor, Mathematics Department, Via C. Saldini 50
1/03   14:00-16:00   Aula Mp, Via Mangiagalli 32
2/03   10:00-12:00   Aula dottorato, first floor, Mathematics Department, Via C. Saldini 50
3/03   10:00-12:00   Aula dottorato, first floor, Mathematics Department, Via C. Saldini 50
13/03  14:00-16:00   Aula C10, Via Mangiagalli 25
14/03  10:00-12:00   Aula dottorato, first floor, Mathematics Department, Via C. Saldini 50
15/03  10:00-12:00   Aula dottorato, first floor, Mathematics Department, Via C. Saldini 50

SPEAKER: Matteo Gallone (SISSA Trieste)

Introduction to Renormalisation Group for Fermionic Models

This series of seminars presents techniques used to rigorously approach the analysis of statistical mechanical systems of fermions. These include:
i) Gaussian integration using Feynman graphs
ii) Grassmann variables and Grassmann Gaussian integration
iii) ​Grassmann representation of the 2D Ising Model with quasi-periodic disorder
iv) Decay of the 2-point correlation function.

Students may get credit (in the category of seminar type F) for this course. Please contact Niels Benedikter if you intend to receive credit: niels.benedikter__A_T__unimi.it

20/02/2023: Jan Derezinski @ Polimi

February 20, 2023
Aula Consiglio VII Piano, Politecnico di Milano
Edificio 14 (Nave), Campus Leonardo

SPEAKER: Jan Derezinski (University of Warsaw)

Schrödinger operators with singular boundary conditions

In order to define a differential operator on a domain with boundary one often needs to specify boundary conditions. In the presence of singular terms this can be quite tricky. It may lead to interesting and surprising phase diagrams. I will illustrate this with the so-called perturbed Bessel operators, that is one-dimensional Schrödinger operators on the half-line of the form $ – \partial_x^2 + (m^2 – 1/4) 1/x^2 + Q(x) $.

The talk will be based on my joint work with Jeremy Faupin.

5/12/2022: Davide Fermi @ PoliMi

December 5, 2022
Aula Seminario VI Piano, Politecnico di Milano
Edificio 14 (Nave), Campus Leonardo

SPEAKER: Davide Fermi (Politecnico di Milano)

Vacuum fluctuations with zero-range potentials

The Casimir effect is a manifestation of van der Waals polarization forces
acting between atoms and molecules, in a regime where relativistic retardation
effects cannot be neglected. An effective description can be given in terms of
quantum fields influenced by classical objects, such as boundaries or external
potentials. This leads to the emergence of ultraviolet divergences which can be
treated by means of the so-called zeta-function regularization. In this seminar
I first present a rigorous implementation of the zeta-function technique, using
the language of canonical quantization for a scalar field. To this purpose,
complex powers of the elliptic operator describing the dynamics are used to
define smeared versions of the Wightman field and renormalization of
expectation values is ultimately attained by analytic continuation. Next, I
address the issue of boundary anomalies, discussing some explicitly solvable
models with zero-range potentials modeling semi-transparent walls.

Based on joint works with Livio Pizzocchero (University of Milano)

24/11/2022: Luca Fresta @ UniMi

November 24, 2022, 15:45
Sala di Rappresentanza
Mathematics Department, University of Milan
Via Cesare Saldini 50, Milano, Italy

SPEAKER: Luca Fresta (Universität Bonn)

Stochastic Analysis of Subcritical Euclidean Fermionic Field Theories

In my talk, I will introduce a forward-backward stochastic differential equation
which provides a stochastic quantisation of subcritical Grassmann measures. The method is inspired by the so-called continuous renormalisation group, but
avoids the technical difficulties encountered in the direct study of the Polchinski’s flow equation for the effective potentials. If time permits, I will also show how to prove the exponential decay of correlations by a coupling method.
Work in collaboration with De Vecchi and Gubinelli.

21/11/2022: Nikolai Leopold @ UniMi

November 21, 2022, 11:15
Sala di Rappresentanza
Mathematics Department, University of Milan
Via Cesare Saldini 50, Milano, Italy

SPEAKER: Nikolai Leopold (Universität Basel)

Norm approximations for the Fröhlich dynamics

In this talk I will discuss recent results about the time evolution of the Fröhlich Hamiltonian in a mean-field limit in which many particles weakly couple to the quantized phonon field. For large particle number and initial data in which the particles are in a Bose-Einstein condensate and the excitations of the phonon field are in a coherent state I will show that the time evolved many-body state can be approximated in norm by an effective dynamics. The approximation is given by a product state which evolves according to the Landau–Pekar equations and which is corrected by a Bogoliubov dynamics.
If time permits I will, in addition, present a joint work with D. Mitrouskas, S. Rademacher, B. Schlein and R. Seiringer about the Fröhlich model in the strong coupling limit and compare the Bogoliubov dynamics in the strong coupling and mean-field regime.

20/12/2022: Thematic Day @ Como

December 20, 2022, 11:15
Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia
Università dell’Insubria
Via Valleggio 11


  • 11:15 – Annalisa Panati
  • 12:00 – Markus Lange
  • 12:45 – Lunch Break
  • 14:45 – Andrea Mantile
  • 15:30 – Cristina Caraci
  • 16:15 – Closing

Titles and Abstracts

CARACI: Fluctuations of N-particle quantum dynamics around the Gross-Pitaevskii equation

We consider the quantum dynamics of N interacting bosons in the Gross-Pitaevskii regime. We obtain a norm-approximation for the many-body evolution of initial states exhibiting Bose-Einstein condensation in terms of a unitary Fock space evolution with a quadratic generator for the fluctuations. In addition, using this result, we provide the proof of a central limit theorem for the fluctuations of bounded one-particle observables. This is a joint work with Jakob Oldenburg and Benjamin Schlein.

MANTILE: Scattering theory with both regular and singular perturbations

We provide an asymptotic completeness criterion and a representation formula for the scattering matrix of a scattering couple (A,B), where both A and B are self-adjoint operators and B formally corresponds to adding to A two terms, one regular and the other singular. This abstract construction applies to perturbations of the free Laplacian with a Kato-Rellich potential and a singular part modelling boundary or interface conditions at the boundary of a open, bounded Lipschitz domain. We will possibly discuss applications of these models to classical scattering problems.

LANGE: Adiabatic Evolution of Low-Temperature Many-Body Systems

We consider the evolution of thermal equilibrium state of finite-range, many-body fermionic lattice models after introducing a weak and slowly varying time-dependent perturbation. Under suitable assumptions on the external driving, we derive a representation for the average of the evolution of local observables via a convergent expansion in the perturbation, for small enough temperatures. Convergence holds for a range of parameters that is uniform in the size of the system. As an application, the expansion allows to prove closeness of the time-evolved state to the instantaneous Gibbs state of the perturbed system, in the sense of expectation of local observables, at zero and at small temperatures. The proof is based on a rigorous version of the Wick rotation.

PANATI: Entropic Fluctuations in Quantum Two-time Measurement Framework

Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics has seen some impressive developments in the last three decades, thank to the pioneering works of Evans, Cohen, Morris and Searles on the violation of the second law, soon followed by the ground-breaking formulation of the Fluctuation Theorem by Gallavotti and Cohen for entropy fluctuation in the early nineties. Their work was by vast literature, both theoretical and experimental. The extension of these results to the quantum setting has turned out to be surprisingly challenging and it is still an undergoing effort. Kurchan’s seminal work (2000) showed the measurement role has to be taken in account, leading to the introduction of the so called two-time measurement statistics (also known as full counting statistics). However introducing this frameworks leads to surprising phenomena with no classical counterpart. In this talk, I will present some work in progress, where we attempt to introduce a quantum equivalent of Gallavotti-Cohen (steady) entropic functional and compare it with the Evans-Searls (transient) entropic functional. We show that, due to the invasive measurement role, the situation differs considerably to its classical counterpart.
Joint work with T. Benoist, L. Bruneau, V. Jakšic, C.A.Pillet.

12/12/2022: Vojkan Jakšić @ UniMi

December 12, 2022, 11:15
- Aula Dottorato, 1st floor -
Mathematics Department, University of Milan
Via Cesare Saldini 50, Milano, Italy

SPEAKER: Vojkan Jakšić (McGill University Montreal)

Some remarks on adiabatic time evolution and quasi-static processes in translation-invariant quantum systems

This talks concerns slowly varying, non-autonomous quantum dynamics of a translation invariant spin or fermion system on the lattice Z^d . This system is assumed to be initially in thermal equilibrium, and we consider realizations of quasi-static processes in the adiabatic limit. By combining the Gibbs variational principle with the notion of quantum weak Gibbs states, we will discuss a number of general structural results regarding such realizations.

This talk is based on a joint work with C-A Pillet and C. Tauber.