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Physics Colloquium:"Many-Body Localization: What is It and What are Its Implications?"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topic
physics
Sponsor
Physics Department
Location
141 Loomis
Date
Oct 2, 2013   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Professor Chetan Nayak, Physics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
Cost
None
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6056
Originating Calendar
Physics - Colloquium

Many-body localization is a hypothesized phenomenon in which a system fails to thermalize due to random impurities. A more precise definition will be given for many-body localization. An important consequence of this definition is an area-law for the entanglement entropy of excited states with non-zero energy density. Calculations on model systems will be presented; they are consistent with the occurrence of many-body localization. Some consequences will be discussed, including the possible stabilization of topological order.

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