**Quantum Field Theory of Non-equilibrium States**

**The writer of this book is Jorgen Rammer**

The purpose of this book is to supply an introduction to the applications of quantum field theoretic methods to systems out of equilibrium. The reason for adding a book on the topic of quantum theory is two-fold: the presentation is, to my knowledge, the primary to extensively present and apply to non-equilibrium phenomena by Schwinger, and subsequently applied by Keldysh and others to derive transport equations.

Secondly, the aim is to show the universality of the tactic by applying it to a broad range of phenomena. The book should thus not just be of interest to condensed matter physicists, but to physicists in general because the method is of general interest with applications ranging the entire scale from high-energy to soft condensed matter physics.

The universality of the method, as testified by the range of topics covered, reveals that the language of quantum fields is that the universal description of fluctuations, be they of quantum nature, thermal or classical stochastic.

The book is thus intended as a contribution to unifying the languages utilized in separate fields of physics, providing a universal tool for describing non-equilibrium states.