Q Seminar - Shivaji Sonhdi

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 31, 2013 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Event Price: 

Free

Event Contact: 

Sean Fraer

Email: seanfr@microsoft.com
Phone: 805-893-8818
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Title: Non-equilibrium topological matter

Abstract:

I will discuss two examples of topologically ordered systems out of equilibrium. In the first, the system is put through a Kibble-Zurek process which takes it into a parameter region with relatively less topological order. This problem exhibits scaling and a phenomenon we term string-net coarsening. In the second disorder causes the topological phase to many body localize and it can now exhibit topological order even when its thermal analog cannot.