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07.04.2016 (Thursday)

Scrambling without chaos

Regular Seminar Alvaro Veliz Osorio (QMUL)

14:00 QMW
room G.O. Jones 610

We investigate measures of chaos and entanglement scrambling in rational conformal field theories in 1+1 dimensions. First, we derive a formula for the late time value of the out-of-time-order correlators for these class of theories. Our universal result can be expressed as a particular combination of the modular S-matrix elements known as anyon monodromy scalar. Next, in the explicit setup of a SU(N)k WZW model, we compare the late time behaviour of the out-of-time correlators and the purity. Interestingly, in the large-c limit, the purity grows logarithmically but the out-of-time-order correlators remain constant. Therefore, we find that some systems may display entanglement scrambling in the absence of chaos.