Math Physics Seminar, Vieri Mastropietro, U. of Milano, "Localization of interacting fermions with quasi-random disorder"

Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Jadwin 343
We consider interacting electrons in a one dimensional lattice with an incommensurate Aubry-Andre' potential in the regime when the single-particle eigenstates are localized. We rigorously establish persistence of ground state localization in presence of weak many-body interaction.The proof uses a quantum many body extension of methods adopted for the stability of tori of nearly integrable hamiltonian systems, and relies on number-theoretic properties (Diophantine conditions) of the potential incommensurate frequency and phase.