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Physics and Astronomy - Colloquium - Brian Swingle, University of Maryland

Title: "Entangled Butterflies: Chaos in Complex Quantum Systems"

Friday, January 10, 2020
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Wilder 104
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Abstract: I will describe recent progress in the study of chaos in complex and highly entangled quantum systems. Building on the rich history of quantum chaos, this recent activity is driven by new experimental possibilities and by a remarkable convergence of ideas in many-body physics, quantum information, and gravity. The focus will be on the quantum butterfly effect and its relation to the spreading of entanglement and to emergent speed limits. I will also describe how this physics is being probed in experiments. Finally, I will present a candidate for a universal effective field theory of many-body chaos based on the concept of operator size.

For more information, contact:
Tressena Manning
603-646-2854

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.