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ICMT Seminar: "Entanglement and geometry"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Dept. of Physics
Location
190 ESB
Date
Nov 4, 2013   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Brian Swingle, Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics, Harvard University
Contact
Becky McDuffee
E-Mail
mcduffbe@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-4268
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Institute for Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

The theme of this talk is the interplay between entanglement and renormalization in quantum matter. The goal is to formulate a general conceptual and computational framework for understanding entanglement in quantum matter. I will begin by describing recent progress in computing entanglement properties of interesting ground states by focusing on the low energy physics. Then I will discuss how such studies lead us to a class of quantum states that incorporate the interplay between entanglement and renormalization.  The resulting physical picture interprets entanglement geometrically and gives us new conceptual and computational tools.

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