CSTCP seminar: "Quantum Simulations of Gauge Theories and Topological Phases", Dr. Pierpaolo Fontana (SISSA & ICFO/UAB)

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11/23/2022 - 18:00
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Quantum Simulations of Gauge Theories and Topological Phases
Dr. Pierpaolo Fontana
Wednesday November 23 2022 at 18:00
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The study of lattice gauge theories (LGTs) stands as the most prominent method to approach quantum field theories in a non-perturbative way. In this talk, I will discuss how LGTs lie in between different disciplines, ranging from high-energy physics to atomic, molecular and optical physics. In the first part I will show how condensed matter systems on cubic lattices develop non-trivial topological phases when a classical (static) gauge field is considered. In the second part, I will move to the realm of quantum simulations, discussing a 2D quantum simulator proposal for plaquette terms using ultracold atomic platforms.

Antimo Marrazzo

The Colloquium Series in Theoretical and Computational Physics targets the whole physicists community, physics students at all levels are particularly welcomed to attend.
The colloquium will last 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussion.


Looking forward to seeing you there!
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