, University of Virginia - Department of Physics
In quantum many-body systems, measurement tends to kill quantum entanglement and correlations between different degrees of freedom. Nonetheless, recent developments have explored how measurement can be used to engineer new non-equilibrium phases of matter, but mostly in the context of quantum entanglement in random quantum circuits. In this talk, I will first take a different perspective and first examine how a protocol of repeated, periodic measurements can be used to generate chiral transport in a system of free fermions , mimicking the anomalous Floquet topological insulators . We will then examine the effects of different types of realistic disorder, namely site blockade, lattice distortions, and random onsite potential on this measurement induced chiral transport. Most notably, one observes a percolation phase transition in the flow of measurement induced chirality with percolation threshold matching previous result on the percolation cluster in a Lieb lattice . Our work demonstrates how measurements can be used to engineer new states of matter, and I will point out future directions on the fundamental role of measurements in the dynamics of quantum many-body systems.
 "Stirring by staring: Measurement induced Chirality", arXiv:2108.05906
 "Anomalous Edge States and the Bulk-Edge Correspondence for Periodically Driven Two-Dimensional Systems", PRX 3, 031005 (2013).
 "Percolation on Lieb Lattices", PRE 104, 064122 (2021).
High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
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