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dc.contributor.authorSachdev, Subir
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-25T18:31:06Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationSachdev, Subir. 2012. The quantum phases of matter. In The Theory of the Quantum World Proceedings of the 25th Solvay Conference on Physics: 19-22 October, 2011, Santa Barbara, CA, ed. David Gross, Marc Henneaux, and Alexander Sevrin. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9789814518840en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10885508
dc.description.abstractI present a selective survey of the phases of quantum matter with varieties of many-particle quantum entanglement. I classify the phases as gapped, conformal, or compressible quantum matter. Gapped quantum matter is illustrated by a simple discussion of the \(Z_{2}\) spin liquid, and connections are made to topological field theories. I discuss how conformal matter is realized at quantum critical points of realistic lattice models, and make connections to a number of experimental systems. Recent progress in our understanding of compressible quantum phases which are not Fermi liquids is summarized. Finally, I discuss how the strongly-coupled phases of quantum matter may be described by gauge-gravity duality. The structure of the \(Nc \rightarrow \infty\) limit of \(SU(N_c)\) gauge theory, coupled to adjoint fermion matter at non-zero density, suggests aspects of gravitational duals of compressible quantum matter.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPhysicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishingen_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1203.4565en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjecthigh energy physicsen_US
dc.subjectquantum physicsen_US
dc.titleThe Quantum Phases of Matteren_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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dash.depositing.authorSachdev, Subir
dc.date.available2013-07-25T18:31:06Z
dc.relation.bookThe Theory of the Quantum World Proceedings of the 25th Solvay Conference on Physicsen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedSachdev, Subir


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