Experimental observation of a generalized Gibbs ensemble

  title={Experimental observation of a generalized Gibbs ensemble},
  author={Tim Langen and Sebastian Erne and Remi Geiger and Bernhard Rauer and Thomas Schweigler and Maximilian Kuhnert and Wolfgang Rohringer and Igor E. Mazets and Thomas Gasenzer and J{\"o}rg Schmiedmayer},
The description of the non-equilibrium dynamics of isolated quantum many-body systems within the framework of statistical mechanics is a fundamental open question. Conventional thermodynamical ensembles fail to describe the large class of systems that exhibit nontrivial conserved quantities, and generalized ensembles have been predicted to maximize entropy… CONTINUE READING