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Title:Conformal Field Theory Descriptions of String Initial Conditions and Quantum Entanglement Entropy
Author(s):Nowling, Sean Robert
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Katz, Sheldon
Department / Program:Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Physics, Theory
Abstract:Quantum theories are filled with predictions which defy any classical analog. Perhaps the phenomenon which is most bizarre from a classical perspective is entanglement. This effect is the driving force behind the growing interest in quantum information. From entanglement, one is naturally led to the concept of entanglement entropy as a measure of the maximal amount of information which can be stored in a system. We shall begin the second part of this thesis by reviewing the role of entanglement entropy in quantum mechanics and in 1+1 dimensional quantum field theories. We shall then discuss entanglement entropy for Chem-Simons gauge theories, which is of direct interest in theoretical constructions of topological quantum computers.
Issue Date:2007
Description:125 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3301204
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007

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