Berge Englert Group

We are investigating questions that can be grouped into two categories: (1) quantum information proper and (2) cold atoms.

A central theme is the perennial question: What can we know about a quantum system? Specific problems under study concern complementarity and its immediate consequences, such as quantitative aspects of wave-particle duality; measurement schemes for quantum state tomography; the reconstructing of quantum states from noisy and incomplete measurements; as well as the robust encoding of quantum information for the purposes of storage and processing.

We are interested in ultracold dilute gases of neutral atoms, fermions and bosons, in two-dimensional and one-dimensional geometries, which will soon be ready for experimental studies at CQT and elsewhere. The problems under study include the band structure, transport properties, and finite-temperature effects of many-atom systems in periodic lattices, such as the graphene-type honeycomb lattice; strongly interacting systems of this kind; mixtures of fermions and bosons; existence and phenomenology of the FFLO phase in one- dimensional and two-dimensional systems; superfluidity and other phases with particular properties; and analogs of the Hall and spin-Hall effects.

Group Members

Recent papers

  • Jun Hao Hue, Ege Eren, Shao Hen Chiew, Jonathan Wei Zhong Lau, Leo Chang, Thanh Tri Chau, M. Trappe, B.-G. Englert. (2020). Fourth-order leapfrog algorithms for numerical time evolution of classical and quantum systems.
  • B. Gremaud, G. Batrouni. (2020). Pairing and pair superfluid density in one-dimensional Hubbard models.
  • Shifeng Cui, B. Gremaud, Wenan Guo, G. Batrouni. (2020). Nonlinear two-photon Rabi-Hubbard model: superradiance and photon/photon-pair Bose-Einstein condensate.
  • Bo Xing, Wei-ting Chiu, Dario Poletti, Richard T. Scalettar, G. Batrouni. (2020). Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations of the 2D Su-Schrieffer-Heeger Model.
  • B. Cohen-Stead, Kipton Barros, Zi Yang Meng, Chuang Chen, R. T Scalettar, G. Batrouni. (2020). Langevin Simulations of the Half-Filled Cubic Holstein Model.
  • Bo Xiao, Ehsan Khatami, Natanael C. Costa, G. Batrouni, Richard T. Scalettar. (2020). Charge Density Wave and Superconductivity in the Disordered Holstein Model.
  • Jean Decamp , Jiangbin Gong, H.Loh, C. Miniatura. A Universal Graph Description for One-Dimensional Exchange Models.
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