KEK Theory Seminar/Dr.Danshita

Start2017/09/05(Tue)11:00 AM
End2017/09/05(Tue)12:00 PM
VenueKenkyu-Honkan 3F, Seminar Room (322)
TitleA proposal for experimental realization of the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model with ultracold gases
SpeakerDr.Ippei Danshita(YITP, Kyoto University)
ContactKiyoaru Kawana/



The Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev (SYK) model consists of Q fermions with an all-to-

all random two-body hopping [1,2]. Its static state is a non-Fermi

liquid with nonzero entropy at vanishing temperature, which is called

the Sachdev-Ye (SY) state [3]. Since the SY state has been conjectured

to be holographically dual to charged black holes with two-dimensional

anti-de Sitter horizons, the SYK model has attracted much attention as a

new theoretical tool for studying quantum gravity (see, e.g., Ref. [4]).

In this work, we propose a possible route for realizing the SYK model

experimentally with use of ultracold gases in optical lattices [5]. We

also show how to measure out-of-time-order correlators of the SYK model,

which may allow for capturing one of the most crucial characteristics of

a black hole, namely maximally chaotic property.

[1] A. Y. Kitaev, "A simple model of quantum holograpy", KITP string

seminar and Entanglement 2015 program (Feb. 12, April 7, and May 27,


[2] S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. X 5, 041025 (2015).

[3] S. Sachdev and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3339 (1993).

[4] J. Maldacena and D. Stanford, Phys. Rev. D 94, 106002 (2016).

[5] I. Danshita, M. Hanada, and M. Tezuka, arXiv:1606.02454v2 [cond-mat.

quant-gas], to appear in PTEP.