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We investigate the time evolution of correlations in the Bose-Hubbard model following a quench from the superfluid to the Mott insulator. For large values of the final interaction strength the system approaches a distinctly nonequilibrium steady state that bears strong memory of the initial conditions. In contrast, when the final interaction strength is… (More)

We report a cluster of results on k-QSAT, the problem of quantum satisfiability for k-qubit projectors which generalizes classical satisfiability with k-bit clauses to the quantum setting. First we define the NP-complete problem of product satisfiability and give a geometrical criterion for deciding when a QSAT interaction graph is product satisfiable with… (More)

Strongly correlated quantum systems can exhibit exotic behavior controlled by topology. We predict that the ν = 1/2 fractional Chern insulator arises naturally in a two-dimensional array of driven, dipolar-interacting spins. As a specific implementation, we analyze how to prepare and detect synthetic gauge potentials for the rotational excitations of… (More)

We investigate the spreading of information in a one-dimensional Bose-Hubbard system after a sudden parameter change. In particular, we study the time-evolution of correlations and entanglement following a quench. The investigated quantities show a light-cone like evolution, i.e. the spreading with a finite velocity. We discuss the relation of this veloctiy… (More)

We investigate the spreading of information in a Bose-Hubbard system after a sudden parameter change. In particular, we study the time-evolution of correlations and entanglement following a quench. The investigated quantities show a light-cone like evolution, i.e. the spreading with a finite velocity. We discuss the relation of this veloctiy to other… (More)

Motivated by the recent report of broken time-reversal symmetry and zero momentum magnetic scattering in underdoped cuprates, we investigate under which circumstances orbital currents circulating inside a unit cell might be stabilized in extended Hubbard models that explicitly include oxygen orbitals. Using Gutzwiller projected variational wave functions… (More)

We study the directional-ordering transition in the two-dimensional classical and quantum compass models on the square lattice by means of Monte Carlo simulations. An improved algorithm is presented which builds on the Wolff cluster algorithm in one-dimensional subspaces of the configuration space. This improvement allows us to study classical systems up to… (More)

- Maria Daghofer, Masudul Haque, Nigel R Cooper, Jean Dalibard, N Y Yao, A V Gorshkov +4 others
- 2014

Researchers propose new ways to recreate fractional quantum Hall physics using ultracold atoms and molecules. In the fractional quantum Hall (FQH) effect, observed in two-dimensional electron gases in a magnetic field, the resistance transverse to the current flow is quantized to noninteger multiples of h/e 2. The fractional values are not an accidental… (More)

- Sylvain Capponi, Andreas Läuchli, Matthieu Mambrini
- 2008

We demonstrate the utility of the numerical Contractor Renormalization (CORE) method for quantum spin systems by studying one and two dimensional model cases. Our approach consists of two steps: (i) building an effective Hamiltonian with longer ranged interactions up to a certain cutoff using the CORE algorithm and (ii) solving this new model numerically on… (More)

- Andreas M Läuchli, Sylvain Capponi, Fakher F Assaad
- 2008

We determine the dynamical dimer correlation functions of quantum dimer models at the Rokhsar-Kivelson point on the bipartite square and cubic lattices and the non-bipartite triangular lattice. Based on an algorithmic idea by Henley, we simulate a stochastic process of classical dimer configurations in continuous time and perform a stochastic analytical… (More)