Cold-atom quantum simulator for SU(2) yang-mills lattice gauge theory

Erez Zohar*, J. Ignacio Cirac, Benni Reznik

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Non-Abelian gauge theories play an important role in the standard model of particle physics, and unfold a partially unexplored world of exciting physical phenomena. In this Letter, we suggest a realization of a non-Abelian lattice gauge theory - SU(2) Yang-Mills in (1+1) dimensions, using ultracold atoms. Remarkably, and in contrast to previous proposals, in our model gauge invariance is a direct consequence of angular momentum conservation and thus is fundamental and robust. Our proposal may serve as well as a starting point for higher-dimensional realizations.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number125304
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 21 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


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