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PHYSICS PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE: Xizhi Han

Ph.D. Candidate:  Xizhi Han 

Research Advisor:  Sean Hartnoll

Date: Friday, Feb 26, 2021
Time: 11am PST
Zoom Link: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/4062295862
Zoom Password: Email mariaf67@stanford.edu for password

Title: Numerical Methods in Matrix Quantum Mechanics

Abstract:
Matrix quantum mechanics are a class of models with emergent spatial dimensions. As quantum mechanical theories, they provide a clean framework for understanding microscopic aspects of holography. However, as interacting many-body systems, exact solutions are often unavailable. Starting with reviewing previously solved cases, we develop two complementary numerical methods for solving low-energy states in these theories. The emergent locality is captured by an entanglement measure that we propose, and we comment on potential broader applications to holography.
 


 

February 26, 2021 - 11:00am