Localization in Nonequilibrium Physics KU Leuven
Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of small systems. Hasselt University
Its main objectives are to develop fundamental questions and applications of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics to the physics of Life, and to write a
accessible introduction to that non-equilibrium physics. Biological functions can be connected to non-equilibrium physics on several levels. By visiting international centers
and the exchanges it will be able to put the right accents in the research during the sabbatical period.
The objective of this project is to develop new methods for studying the non-equilibrium dynamics of both isolated and open quantum field theories using variational methods based on the concept of continuous matrix product states. These have proven to provide an accurate description of groundstates of such systems, but have so far not been used in studies of the dynamics.
Platform development for combining fluorescent and electrical detection of single molecules towards DNA mapping. KU Leuven
Throughout our history, we, humans, have sought to better control and understand our environment. To this end, we have extended our natural senses with a host of sensors—tools that enable us to detect both the very large, such as the merging of two black holes at a distance of 1.3 billion light years from earth, and the very small, such as the identification of individual viral particles from a complex mixture. This dissertation is devoted to ...
Black hole description of equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of the quark-gluon plasma Ghent University
The quark-gluon plasma can be described holographically involving a black hole in 5 dimensions which behaves as a membrane with hydrodynamic properties. The purpose of this research proposal is to deduce this fluid membrane ab initio from a dual string model. We will investigate the AdS5/CFT model and how two component quantum liquids are realized on the stretched horizon.