In recent years understanding entanglement has become central to understanding quantum systems. Entanglement, for example, played a central role in Haldane’s work that won him a part of this year’s Nobel Prize. For quantum systems with many particles, the wavefunction of the system lives in an exponentially large Hilbert space which is almost impossible to understand and work with. Entanglement has come to the rescue: in recent years we have come to understand that physical states of matter live in an infinitesimal corner of Hilbert space, characterized primarily by low entanglement. Tensor networks give an exponentially compressed description of physically relevant wavefunctions, enabling efficient simulation as well as giving new conceptual and analytic ways of understanding quantum states. These ideas are spreading rapidly through
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|Date||Title||Speaker and Affiliation|
|August 29||Meet & Mix CSULB Faculty and Staff||Faculty and Staff|
|September 12||Properties of low-mass AGN as they relate to unification and massive AGN||Carol Hood, CSU San Bernardino|
|September 19||Mathematical Structures in Quantum Field Theory in Curved Space||Alfonso Agnew, CSU Fullerton|
|September 26||From Imaginary Experiments to Quantum Information||Luis Orozco, University of Maryland|
|October 3||A State of Matter that is Soft on the Outside, but Tough on the Inside||Cenke Xu, UC Santa Barbara|
|October 10||Radar Sounding of Icy Worlds: From ice fields to Mars, Europa, and Beyond||Yonggyu Gim, JPL|
|October 17||...||Prashanth Jaikumar, CSU Long Beach|
|October 24||...||Steven White, UC Irvine|
|October 31||...||Fangyuan Tian, CSU Long Beach|
|November 14||...||Alexander Levine, UC Los Angeles|
|November 28||...||Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, UC Los Angeles|