Oliver Siebert (Tübingen)

16.12.2022, 11:15, R3517, Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2

Thermal Area Law for Lattice Bosons

A physical system is said to satisfy a thermal area law if the mutual information between two adjacent regions in the Gibbs state is controlled by the area of their boundary. Thermal area laws have been derived for systems with bounded local interactions such as quantum spin systems. However, for lattice bosons these arguments break down because the interactions are unbounded. We rigorously derive a thermal area law for a class of bosonic Hamiltonians in any dimension which includes the paradigmatic Bose-Hubbard model. The main idea to go beyond bounded interactions is to introduce a quasi-free reference state with artificially decreased chemical potential by means of a double Peierls-Bogoliubov estimate. This is joint work with Marius Lemm.
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