Mar 12, 2020
Engineering entanglement in synthetic quantum systems
Date: March 12, 2020 |
10:00 am –
Speaker: Julian Leonard, Harvard University
Location: Mondi Seminar Room 2, Central Building
In my talk, I will present our recent studies on entanglement in non-equilibrium quantum systems, ranging from quantum thermalization to many-body localization. We use neutral atoms in an optical lattice to deterministically prepare a pure quantum state, evolve it unitarily under a microscopically controlled Hamiltonian, and perform projective measurements in the Fock basis. We use a number of quantities to characterize the entanglement state such as entanglement entropy, configurational correlations, and multi-point correlations. Our results demonstrate innovative ways to characterize quantum many-body systems, and they pave the way to quantum simulations beyond the capabilities of numerical simulations.