A new look at the many-body localization transition

Event Dates: 

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:30am

CTQM Seminar Type: 

  • CTQM Seminar

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G126

Speaker Name(s): 

Wojciech de Roeck

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Leuven

Abstract, Event Details: 

Recent theory and numerics have revealed that the many-body localized phase is extremely fragile to ergodic inclusions. I will review this developments and I will explain what this means for the nature of the transition between a localized and a thermalising phase.  In particular, I wil present an interative diagonalization scheme (arXiv:1706.09338) that is consistent with all what we know to hold true microscopically.