Quantum many-body systems

Spin-$S$ $U(1)$ Quantum Link Models with Dynamical Matter on a Quantum Simulator

Quantum link models (QLMs) offer the realistic prospect for the practical implementation of lattice quantum electrodynamics (QED) on modern quantum simulators, and they provide a venue for exploring various nonergodic phenomena relevant to quantum …

Simulations of the dynamics of quantum impurity problems with matrix product states

The Anderson impurity model is a paradigmatic example in the study of strongly correlated quantum systems and describes an interacting quantum dot coupled to electronic leads. Here we investigate its dynamics following a quantum quench based on …

A cavity quantum electrodynamics implementation of the Sachdev--Ye--Kitaev model

The search for a quantum theory of gravity has led to the discovery of quantum many-body systems that are dual to gravitational models with quantum properties. The perhaps most famous of these systems is the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev (SYK) model. It features …

Implementing a $\mathbb{Z}_2$ Lattice Gauge Theory in a Digital Quantum Simulator

Digital quantum simulators provide a table-top platform for addressing salient questions in particle, nuclear, and condensed-matter physics. A particularly rewarding target is given by lattice gauge theories (LGTs). Their constituents, e.g., charged …

Analog quantum simulation and universal dynamics of the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model

The Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev (SYK) model [[1](#1),[2](#2),[3](#3)] describes a strongly-correlated quantum many-body system with all-to-all disordered interactions. From the condensed-matter perspective, it provides a phenomenological description of strange …

Absence of operator growth for average equal-time observables in charge-conserved sectors of the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model

Quantum scrambling plays an important role in understanding thermalization in closed quantum systems. By this effect, quantum information spreads throughout the system and becomes hidden in the form of non-local correlations. Alternatively, it can be …

Genuine multipartite entanglement in a one-dimensional Bose-Hubbard model with frustrated hopping

Frustration and quantum entanglement are two exotic quantum properties in quantum many-body systems. However, despite several efforts, an exact relation between them remains elusive. In this work, we explore the relationship between frustration and …

Engineering random spin models with atoms in a high-finesse cavity

All-to-all interacting, disordered quantum many-body models have a wide range of applications across disciplines, from spin glasses in condensed-matter physics, over holographic duality in high-energy physics, to annealing algorithms in quantum …

Robust quantum many-body scars in lattice gauge theories

Quantum many-body scarring is a paradigm of weak ergodicity breaking arising due to the presence of special nonthermal many-body eigenstates that possess low entanglement entropy, are equally spaced in energy, and concentrate in certain parts of the …

Disorder-free localization with Stark gauge protection

Disorder-free localization in translation-invariant gauge theories presents a counterintuitive yet powerful framework of ergodicity breaking in quantum many-body physics. The fragility of this phenomenon in the presence of gauge-breaking errors has …