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Quantum Chaos and Thermalization Through Eigenstates Polkovnikov, Anatoli


In this talk I will review basic notions of classical and quantum chaos in single particle systems and in particular the relation of quantum chaos and the random matrix theory (RMT). Then I will discuss the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis (ETH), introduced by J. Deutsch and M. Srednicki, as a natural extension of RMT. I will show how ETH can be used to derive familiar thermodynamic relations including fluctuation theorems and in some cases extend them beyond linear response. I will also briefly discuss some examples where ETH is violated: integrable systems, MBL systems and periodically driven Floquet systems.

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