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Measurement protocols for entanglement entropies and entanglement spectra of cold atoms

Friday, November 18, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: East Bridge 114
Hannes Pichler, AMP, Harvard-Smithsonian, Center for Astrophysics

** 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
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