Condensed Matter Seminar: Mao Tian Tan, UChicago, “Operator Entanglement as a probe of information scrambling and quantum chaos”

Event time: 
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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The characterization of quantum chaos in many-body systems has been an active area of research in the past several years. There have been several proposed diagnostics of quantum chaos, like the out-of-time-ordered correlators and the spectral form factor, to name a few. The focus of this talk is another quantity known as the operator entanglement. A particularly interesting measure of operator entanglement is the tripartite operator mutual information which is a quantitative measure of the amount of information delocalization. By studying the tripartite operator mutual information of both unitary operators and local operators in a variety of systems ranging from conformal field theories to spin chains, we demonstrate the utility of operator entanglement in distinguishing chaotic and non-chaotic theories.