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Quantum Integrability, Conformal Field Theory and Topological Quantum Computation

Objective

This proposal aims at setting up an international network of theoretical physicists, developing the methods of quantum integrability and conformal field theory and applying them to the emerging fields of low-dimensional quantum physics. These theoretical studies present, at once, fascinating convergences between exactly solvable statistical models and field theories, such as the topological theories of non-Abelian anyons, and recent developments of modern mathematics, such as infinite dimensional algebras, topology and combinatorics. These topics find timely applications to present and forthcoming experimental results concerning quantum spin chains, strongly-correlated electron systems, cold atoms in optical lattices and interferometry. This proposal also deals with the fast-developing topic of quantum topological computation, which exploits the topological properties of many-body quantum systems to encode and manipulate quantum information in a manner that is unaffected by decoherence. Another, related subject is the off-equilibrium dynamics of extended quantum systems, their thermalization properties and ergodicity after being subjected to a quantum quench. This research aims at opening new perspectives in the attractive area of exactly solved models by applying its sophisticated theoretical tools to the growing experimental area of low-dimensional quantum systems.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Coordinator

SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE
Address
Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste
Italy

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Rizzetto (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 72 300

Participants (4)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 90 500
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Morandini Mauro (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 51 700
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 63 900
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Dijkers (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 58 600
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)