On the foundations of non-equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics: time's arrow, Haag-Kastler-Trych-Pohlmeyer stability, and entropic fluctuation relations.

Local Quantum Physics and beyond - In memoriam Rudolf Haag
Vojkan Jaksic on September 27, 2016

The celebrated Haag-Kastler-Trych-Pohlmeyer stability criterion gives dynamical and physically natural characterization of thermal equilibrium states and KMS condition. In this talk we will re-examine this stability criterion in the context of modern developments in non-equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics.