Physics & Astronomy - Colloquium - Fernando Brandao - Microsoft Research

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Physics & Astronomy - Colloquium - Fernando Brandao - Microsoft Research

Title: "Quantum Entanglement in Many-Body Systems and Boundary Theories"

Friday, January 29, 2016
3:30pm-4:30pm
Wilder 104
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Abstract: Entanglement are correlations between many quantum systems that cannot
be described by classical theories. Entanglement is a key concept in quantum information 
theory and more recently it has been realized that it also has an important role in other
areas of physics, from condensed matter and statistical mechanics to high energy physics. 
In this talk I will discuss the study of entanglement in quantum states composed of many bodies. 
I will discuss the concepts of entanglement area law, topological entanglement entropy
and entanglement spectrum. I'll argue how recent advances in quantum information theory
allows for a deeper understanding of these concepts and their relations to boundary theories. 
 
For more information, contact:
Tressena Manning
603-646-2854

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