On Phase Transitions in Open Systems FAR from Thermal Equilibrium

Conference paper
Part of the Acta Physica Austriaca book series (FEWBODY, volume 11/1973)


In these lectures I shall outline some rigorous results, obtained in collaboration with E.H. Lieb [H4], concerning a class of non-trivial quantum mechanical many-body systems with irreversible behavior far away from thermal equilibrium.


Fluctuation Force Boson Field Irreversible Behavior Pump Parameter Macroscopic Observable 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Hepp
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsETHZürichSwitzerland

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