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Marcos Rigol

Marcos Rigol

My research interest is in many-body quantum systems in and out of equilibrium, with a focus on systems whose constituents interact strongly. Strong interactions play an important role in materials with intriguing properties, such as high-Tc superconductors, and in ultracold atomic gases in optical lattices. We utilize theoretical approaches that combine computational and analytical tools. The beauty and challenges of this area of research rely on the fact that, even though the systems' constituents and their interactions are well known, their collective behavior leads to the emergence of unexpected and fascinating properties. Far from equilibrium, we are interested in understanding how unitary quantum dynamics leads to equilibration and thermalization.

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