# Many-body localization in a quantum simulator with programmable random disorder

@article{Smith2016ManybodyLI, title={Many-body localization in a quantum simulator with programmable random disorder}, author={Jacob W. Smith and Aaron C. E. Lee and Philip Richerme and Brian Neyenhuis and Paul W Hess and Philipp Hauke and Markus Heyl and David A. Huse and Christopher R. Monroe}, journal={Nature Physics}, year={2016}, volume={12}, pages={907-911} }

Interacting quantum systems are expected to thermalize, but in some situations in the presence of disorder they can exist in localized states instead. This many-body localization is studied experimentally in a small system with programmable disorder. When a system thermalizes it loses all memory of its initial conditions. Even within a closed quantum system, subsystems usually thermalize using the rest of the system as a heat bath. Exceptions to quantum thermalization have been observed, but…

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