Entanglement and tensor networks in quantum many body physics


Event details

Date and time 19.03.2018 16:1517:15  
Place and room
Speaker Prof. Frank Verstraete, Ghent University
Category Conferences - Seminars

I will discuss the role of entanglement in quantum many body systems and argue that tensor networks yield a natural framework for describing strongly correlated systems. Using the language of tensor networks, it will be demonstrated that topological phase transitions can be understood in terms of the emergence of symmetries on the entanglement degrees of freedom, thereby obtaining a refined picture of Landau's characterization of phase transitions in terms of symmetry breaking.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Section de Physique