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Constraints on hydrodynamics from many-body quantum chaos

  title={Constraints on hydrodynamics from many-body quantum chaos},
  author={Andrew Lucas},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • A. Lucas
  • Published 3 October 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
Is the hydrodynamics of an interacting many-body system fundamentally limited by basic principles of quantum mechanics? Starting with the conjecture that viscosity is at least as large as entropy density (as measured in fundamental units), there has been a long search for a precise answer to this question. In this work, we identify a simple relationship between hydrodynamics and many-body quantum chaos in a broad class of experimentally realizable systems. Consistency with the quantum butterfly… 

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