**Special Colloquium** Quantum Tapestries

Event Dates: 

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 4:00pm

CTQM Seminar Type: 

  • Related Seminar Series

Speaker Name(s): 

Matthew Fisher

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

UC Santa Barbara

Abstract, Event Details: 

Within each of nature’s crystals is an exotic quantum world of electrons weaving to and fro. Each crystal has its own unique tapestry, as varied as the crystals themselves. In some crystals the electrons weave an orderly quilt. Within others, the electrons are seemingly entwined in a entangled web of quantum motion. In this talk I will describe the ongoing eff orts to disentangle even nature’s most intricate quantum embroidery. Cutting-edge quantum many-body simulations together with recent ideas from quantum information theory, such as entanglement entropy, are enabling a coherent picture to emerge.