Exotic emergent phenomena from many-body entanglement

Many-body entanglement can lead to exotic phases of matter beyond conventional symmetry breaking paradigm. Those exotic phases may contain fractionalized quasiparticles and emergent gauge fields. In this talk,  I will focus on a wide class of long-range entangled phases—quantum spin liquid. In quantum spin liquids, the spins are entangled in some intricate fashion giving rise to interesting physics such as emergent topological field theory and QED3 theory. I will show in detail how such exotic physics can emerge in simple spin systems.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30
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