On quantum quenches at one loop

Mikhail Goykhman*, Tom Shachar, Michael Smolkin

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We study global quenches in a number of interacting quantum field theory models away from the conformal regime. We conduct a perturbative renormalization at one-loop level and track the modifications of the quench protocol induced by the renormalization group flow. The scaling of various observables at early times is evaluated in the regime of rapid quench rates, with a particular emphasis placed on the leading order effects that cannot be recovered using the finite order conformal perturbation theory. We employ the canonical ideas of effective action to verify our results and discuss a potential route towards understanding the late time dynamics.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number22
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

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  • Conformal Field Theory
  • Effective Field Theories
  • Nonperturbative Effects
  • Renormalization Group


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