Jun 2 – 4, 2021
Institut de Physique Théorique
Europe/Paris timezone

Entanglement and Renyi entropies in chaotic systems: subleading corrections

Jun 4, 2021, 7:40 PM


M. Srednicki


The density matrix of a subsystem of a chaotic many-body system in an energy eigenstate can be modeled by a hermitian matrix that has been randomly selected from a suitable fixed-trace distribution; at leading order in system volume, the result is a thermal density matrix. I will discuss subleading corrections that arise at finite temperature, but which are usually absent at infinite temperature.

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