Tensor Network and Quantum Information Theory: Applications in Condensed Matter and High Energy Physics

Speaker: Ignacio CIRAC
(
  • Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
)

Abstract

Abstract:

Certain Quantum Many-body states can be efficiently described in terms of tensor networks. Those include Matrix Product States (MPS), Projected Entangled-Pair Etates (PEPS), or the Multi-scale Entanglement Renormalization Ansatz (MERA). They play an important role in quantum computing, error correction, or the description of topological order in condensed matter physics, and are widely used in computational physics. In this talk I will briefly review one of the basic results in the theory of tensor networks and explain some of their applications to high-energy physics models.

Video

Feb152019

Tensor Network and Quantum Information Theory: Applications in Condensed Matter and High Energy Physics

Higgs Centre Colloquium
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
School of Physics and Astronomy
James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3FD
UK