Memory effects in quantum dynamics

Last updated February 27, 2018 by Alessandro Ferraro

Thursday, November 16 2017, 03:00 PM, MAP/0G/017

Speaker: Bassano Vacchini (Milan University)

We will introduce the theory of open quantum systems, relevant for systems whose interaction with unobserved degrees of freedom cannot be neglected. The emphasis will be on the structure and characterization of quantum dynamical maps providing the reduced system dynamics, featuring decoherence and dissipative effects. In particular we will discuss recent developments in the characterization of the dynamics of such open quantum systems which allow for a possible definition of quantum memory effects, considering the possible connection with Markovian and non-Markovian classical stochastic processes.


We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

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