By Wojciech De Roeck

This e-book collects lecture classes and seminars given on the Les Houches summer season college 2010 on "Quantum conception: From Small to massive Scales". primary quantum phenomena look on all scales, from microscopic to macroscopic. a few of the pertinent questions comprise the onset of decoherence, the dynamics of collective modes, the impact of exterior randomness and the emergence of dissipative behaviour. Our knowing of such phenomena has been complicated by means of the
study of version platforms and through the derivation and research of powerful dynamics for giant structures and over lengthy occasions. during this box, learn in mathematical physics has on a regular basis contributed effects that have been well-known as crucial within the physics neighborhood. over the last few years, the key
questions were sharpened and growth on answering them has been quite powerful. This e-book reports the cutting-edge advancements during this box and offers the required history for destiny stories. All chapters are written from a pedagogical standpoint, making the e-book available to grasp and PhD scholars and researchers prepared to go into this box.

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