Quantum games for many-body physics

Van Hove Charge Density Waves on Hexagonal Lattices and Kagome Superconductors
November 1, 2022

Monday, November 7, 2022 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: 325 Physics South Hall & Zoom
Speaker: Fiona Burnell, University of Minnesota

Abstract: One way of probing quantum entanglement is to identify a multi-player task (a “game”) that can be won more reliably when the players share a specific entangled quantum state.  I will review some well-known quantum games, and discuss how these can be generalized to games which exploit the entanglement structure of a phase of matter rather than a specific quantum state.

Bio: Fiona Burnell is an associate professor of physics at the University of Minnesota, where she has been since the fall of 2013.  Her research interests include beyond Landau interacting systems, including topological and symmetry protected phases of matter and fracton orders, as well as the dynamics of quantum many-body systems, especially those with constraints.  Recently she has become interested in fusing these directions with the study of quantum information, and has begun investigating generalize Bell’s inequalities, or quantum games, as they relate to phases of matter.

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