Application of conditional independence to gapped quantum many-body systems

It is widely known in the
quantum information community that the states that satisfy strong subadditivity
of entropy with equality have the form of quantum Markov chain. Based on a
recent strengthening of strong subadditivity of entropy, I will describe how
such structure can be exploited in the studies of gapped quantum many-body
system. In particular, I will describe a diagrammatic trick to i) give a
quantitative statement about the locality of entanglement spectrum ii)
perturbatively bound changes of topological entanglement entropy under generic

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 16:00 to 17:30
Alice Room