IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday November 18, 2016 2:00 PM

Measurement protocols for entanglement entropies and entanglement spectra of cold atoms

Speaker: Hannes Pichler, AMP, Harvard-Smithsonian, Center for Astrophysics
Location: East Bridge 114

** Note the special time for this talk, beginning at 2:00 pm in 114 E. Bridge

Abstract: Entanglement is fundamental to our understanding of many-body quantum systems, and it is a key concept underlying a plethora of phenomena such as topological properties.  A powerful theoretical tool to characterize entanglement in a quantum many-body system is the so-called entanglement spectrum, which characterizes the statistical properties of a (reduced) quantum state. We build on versatile tools to control and manipulate cold atoms available in current experiments, and we develop protocols to measure entanglement entropies and the largest eigenvalues of the entanglement spectrum.

Series IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series

Contact: Marcia Brown at 626-395-4013 marciab@caltech.edu