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Tensor Networks: A quantum information perspective to many-body physics

March 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Ignacio Cirac
Institution: 
Max Planck Institute

The theory of entanglement offers a new perspective to view many-body quantum systems. In particular, systems in thermal equilibrium and with local interactions contain very little entanglement, which allows us to describe them efficiently, circumventing the exponential growth of parameters with the system size. Tensor Networks offer such a description, where few simple tensors contain all the information about all physical properties. In this talk I will review some of the latest results on entanglement and tensor networks, and explain some of their connections to quantum computing, condensed matter, and high-energy physics.

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