Physics & Astronomy
Systems are known to thermalize, or reach equilibrium, with the passing of time. However, when this does not occur, the quantum states of the system may be localized. Localized states carry information of the system’s initial state that is typically lost during the process of thermalization. We aim to study thermalization and localization in systems of rubidium Rydberg atoms, and to further understand these phenomena via simulation while we are developing a more refined experiment.
Handian, Alicia, "Many Body Localization with Rydberg Atoms" (2020). Physics and Astronomy Summer Fellows. 31.
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