Séminaire Maths-Physique

Modular Theory: How and Why?

by Vojkan Jaksic (McGill University)

106 (1R1)




In this talk I will review the Tomita-Takesaki modular theory from both mathematical and physical perspective and discuss some recent developments in non-equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics of open quantum systems where this theory has played a central role.

The talk is dedicated to the memory of Huzihiro Araki. 
See also Araki's lecture at McGill here and here and the slides of IHP mini course.