Theoretical aspects of analogue quantum simulation

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In these lectures, we discuss theoretical aspects of analogue quantum simulation, focussing on ultracold atoms in optical lattices as a specific example. We touch on the motivation for quantum simulation, before going into detail on the first-principles microscopic understanding of the system that allows us to use ultra-cold atoms as quantum simulators. This level of understanding and control crucially also exists for the dominant dissipative processes in experiments. We conclude by discussing the verification of quantum simulators, comparison with classical simulations, and the current role of many-body entanglement in this discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Simulators
EditorsT. Calarco, R. Fazio, P. Mataloni
Place of Publication[S.I.]
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages56
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-855-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2018
Event2016 International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" on Quantum Simulators - Varenna, Italy
Duration: 22 Jul 201627 Jul 2016

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Name Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"
PublisherIOS Press


Conference2016 International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" on Quantum Simulators


  • cold atoms
  • optical lattice
  • ultracold atoms


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