Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée

Laurens Vanderstraeten (University of Gent)

19.03.2024 10:45 - 11:45


Quantum spin liquids and tensor networks

Quantum spin liquids are strongly-correlated systems of spins that do not order at zero temperature. As a result, they exhibit exciting collective many-body effects such as topological order, quantum criticality and quasiparticle fractionalization. In this talk, I will explain how we can model these systems naturally using the language of tensor networks. I will show that this gives us insight into the nature of a spin liquid wavefunction, and allows us to perform numerical simulations of candidate models for realizing spin liquid physics.