Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Thu., February 12, 2015, at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (refreshments served at 2:45 pm)

Towards the Entanglement of Strongly Coupled Fermions via Lattice Monte Carlo

Joaquín E. Drut, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
ORNL Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

The calculation of the entanglement properties of strongly coupled many-body systems, in particular Renyi and von Neumann entropies, continues to be an active research area with many open questions. In this talk, I will outline the challenges and describe some of the advances, by my group and others, towards the characterization of entanglement in non-relativistic many-fermion systems using novel lattice Monte Carlo strategies. I will also present recent connections to nuclear physics that have led to unanticipated non-perturbative insights on the properties of the entanglement entropy of 2N species of polarized fermions.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri (865) 574-6124