Hamilton Colloquium Series, Tomaž Prosen, University of Ljubljana, "Exactly solved models of chaotic dynamics in quantum spin systems", March 21, Jadwin A10

Mar 21, 2023, 4:00 pm5:00 pm
A free lecture open to the public.


Event Description

I will discuss the problem of unreasonable effectiveness of random matrix theory for description of spectral fluctuations in extended quantum lattice systems. A class of locally interacting spin systems has been recently identified where the spectral form factor is proven to match with random matrix theory, and where spatiotemporal correlation functions of local observables as well as some measures of dynamical complexity can be calculated analytically. These, so-called dual unitary systems, include integrable, non-ergodic, ergodic, and generically, (maximally) chaotic cases. After reviewing the basic properties of dual unitary Floquet circuits, I will argue that correlation functions of these models are generally perturbatively stable with respect to breaking dual-unitarity, and describe a simple result within this framework.