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Quantum Matter

The quantum computer exemplifies the superior information processing capacity of quantum physics which is rooted in the notion of entanglement. Everyday matter is made from near-infinities of quantum particles but it turns out that it lost its entanglement properties. However, recently evidences are accumulating that forms of matter exist being genuinely entangled on the macroscopic scale. The search for such forms of  "quantum matter" is intensely pursued in Leiden. A main arena are the strongly interacting electron systems realized in special solids and the experimental research revolves around exploring  the novel techniques of nanophysics to observe and manipulate these eerie worlds. This field gets quite some propulsion from mathematical advances and the theoretical research concentrates on field theoretical- and quantum informational aspects, and especially the holographic (AdS/CFT) duality discovered in string theory.

 

                                                      Research Groups

 

              Milan Allan   

                                

              Jan Aarts

                                                             

        Vadim Cheianov

                                        

  Sense Jan van der Molen

                                                          

      Jan van Ruitenbeek   

                                        

                                                                                     

             Jan Zaanen

 

     Koenraad Schalm