Entanglement Matters: from Bell states to Quantum Tensor Networks
- Event time: All day
- Event date: 11th September 2015
- Speaker: Frank Verstraete (University of Vienna)
- Location: Lecture Theatre B, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
The theory of quantum entanglement is revolutionizing the field of quantum many body physics. One of the most relevant developments in this direction has been the introduction of quantum tensor networks, which provide a natural framework for describing the entanglement structure in ground states of strongly correlated systems. I will give an overview of this new research direction, and discuss applications in the field of low dimensional quantum many body systems, in systems exhibiting topological quantum order, and in simulating gauge field theories.