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12-14 September 2018
Fermilab - Wilson Hall
US/Central timezone

Universal Features of the Polyakov Loop in Quantum Simulations of the Abelian Higgs Model

Sep 13, 2018, 9:25 AM
One West (Fermilab - Wilson Hall)

One West

Fermilab - Wilson Hall

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia, IL


Judah Unmuth-Yockey (Syracuse University)


I will discuss our proposal to quantum simulate the Abelian Higgs model in $1+1$ dimensions. While doing this I will show how the energy gap associated with the inclusion of a static charge shows universal finite-size scaling in the discrete lattice model, and the continuous-time quantum model. This finite-size scaling is identical in both limits. I will briefly go into progress being made in $2+1$ dimensions on the $U(1)$-gauge model.

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