Closing the entanglement gap: Quantum information, quantum matter, and quantum fields
Coordinators: Roger Melko, Rob Myers and Senthil Todadri
Quantum entanglement offers a very general tool for the study of correlations, a fact that has become apparent in the convergence of concepts across many disparate fields through the lens of entanglement. Powerful theorems from quantum information have provided new insight into the fundamental structure of field theories. Breakthroughs in holography have postulated geometric forms for entanglement entropies and suggest that, in quantum gravity, entanglement may play a key role in the emergence of spacetime itself. These geometric forms seem to be obeyed in a wide variety of contexts, including condensed matter systems, where the utility of entanglement is extending beyond gapped topolgical phases to reveal rich phenomena in gapless and critical systems. Fundamental progress has been made in the numerical simulation of interacting quantum models through the understanding of entanglement in strongly-interacting wavefunctions. Recent proposals for concrete experimental measures of entanglement promise that it will not be restricted to the theoretical domain for much longer. Since many of these breakthroughs have occurred across seemingly different fields of physics, this conference offers the opportunity to bridge the gap between experts from different backgrounds, to share their perspectives on how entanglement can elucidate and unify fundamental problems in quantum information, field theory, holography, cold atoms, and condensed matter systems.
We have now reached capacity for this conference.