# Colloquium : Many-body localization, thermalization, and entanglement

@article{Abanin2019ColloquiumM, title={Colloquium : Many-body localization, thermalization, and entanglement}, author={Dmitry A. Abanin and Ehud Altman and Immanuel Bloch and Maksym Serbyn}, journal={Reviews of Modern Physics}, year={2019} }

Thermalizing quantum systems are conventionallydescribed by statistical mechanics at equilib-rium. However, not all systems fall into this category, with many-body localization providinga generic mechanism for thermalization to fail in strongly disordered systems. Many-bodylocalized (MBL) systems remain perfect insulators at nonzero temperature, which do notthermalize and therefore cannot be describedusing statistical mechanics. This Colloquiumreviews recent theoretical and experimental…

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