CMT Forum: Pasquale Calabrese

29 Nov 2023
Seminars and colloquia
Simpkins Lee

Prof. Pasquale Calabrese, SISSA

Seminar series
CMT Forum
Knowledge of physics?
Yes, knowledge of physics required
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The quantum Mpemba effect

The Mpemba effect is the counterintuitive and controversial phenomenon that hot water cools faster than cold one. Here I will introduce an analogous effect recently proposed and observed in extended quantum systems in which a symmetry is explicitly broken by the initial state, but it is restored by the time evolution. To study this phenomenon we introduce a new quantity, dubbed entanglement asymmetry, which is a measure of symmetry breaking inspired by the theory of entanglement in many-body states.