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

SpeakerProfessor Chetan Nayak, Physics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
Date Oct 2, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  
Location 141 Loomis
Cost None
Sponsor Physics Department
Contact Marjorie Gamel
Phone 217-333-3762
Event type Seminar/Symposium
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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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