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Seminar Talk of Dr. Benedikt Fauseweh (German Aerospace Center)

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Discovering Dynamical Quantum Matter with Quantum Computers

Determining new experimental ways to realize quantum phases of matter and exert on demand control over their properties is a central driver in modern condensed-matter physics. Tailoring electronic interactions through the application of electromagnetic fields holds promise for a new generation of devices with currently inaccessible and fundamentally new functionalities. In this talk we focus on the theoretical description of non-equilibrium dynamics of microscopic models using state-of-the-art classical approaches as well as novel quantum computing methods. First, we will discuss non-equilibrium dynamics in the Kondo lattice model, with a specific focus on dynamics in a coexisting charge- and spin-ordered phase [1] and in the Kondo insulating phase [2,3]. We will investigate how heavy-fermion systems can be driven through quantum phase transitions using short laser pulses and we will show that optical spectroscopy and high harmonic generation are sensitive to such transitions. In the second part we will present a brief overview of a powerful and general approach to non-equilibrium simulation of strongly correlated systems on modern quantum computers. We use the IBM quantum computers to compute the dynamics of few spin and fermionic systems and combine our approach with state-of-the-art error mitigation methods to overcome the most important drawbacks of modern quantum devices [4]. We also demonstrate, how novel hybrid approaches can be used to determine the Floquet band structure of periodically driven quantum systems [5].

[1] B. Fauseweh, J.-X. Zhu, Laser pulse driven control of charge and spin order in the two-dimensional Kondo lattice, Phys. Rev. B 102, 224305 (2020)
[2] W. Zhu, B. Fauseweh, A. Chacon, and J.-X. Zhu, Ultrafast laser-driven many-body dynamics and Kondo coherence collapse, Phys. Rev. B 103, 165128 (2021)
[3] B. Fauseweh, J.-X. Zhu, Ultrafast Optical Control of Magnetic Order and Fermi Surface Topology at a Quantum Critical Point, arXiv:2106.08220 (2021)
[4] B. Fauseweh, J.-X. Zhu, Digital Quantum Simulation of Non-Equilibrium Quantum Many-Body Systems, Quantum Inf. Process. 20, 138 (2021)
[5] B. Fauseweh, J.-X. Zhu, Quantum computing Floquet band structures, arXiv:2112.04276 (2021)

Host: Götz S. Uhrig


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The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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