Dr. Erez Zohar

I am a senior lecturer (assistant professor) at the Racah Institute of Physics, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. My research focuses on the interface between quantum many body theories and quantum information and optics, mostly in developing tools for dealing with strongly correlated systems and their application to particle physics. Besides that, I am generally interested in quantum mechanics, quantum field theory and mathematical physics.

Photograph taken by Bruno Charbit

In our group, we aim at designing new tools, methods and approaches for solving difficult problems in many-body physics. On the process, we get to reconstruct physical models out of elementary ingredients (such as in the construction of tensor network states) or different building blocks (as in the design of a quantum simulator). In the process of reconstructing a theory from scratch, we get to learn a lot about it, to see it from new perspectives, to understand it better and to take it to new directions.

upcoming online workshopS

Quantum Simulation of Strong Interactions (QuaSI) Workshop 1 : Theoretical Strategies for Gauge Theories

Organizers: Christian Bauer, Zohreh Davoudi, Natalie Klco and Erez Zohar

Hosted virtually by IQuS - the InQubator for Quantum Simulation at the University of Washington, Seattle, April 6-9 and 12, 2021

Quantum Simulation of Strong Interactions (QuaSI) Workshop 2 : Implementation Strategies for Gauge Theories

Organizers: Christian Bauer, Zohreh Davoudi, Natalie Klco and Erez Zohar

Hosted virtually by IQuS - the InQubator for Quantum Simulation at the University of Washington, Seattle, May 24-28, 2021

RECENT ARTICLES & PREPRINTS

Zohar, E., Wilson Loops and Area Laws in Lattice Gauge Theory Tensor Networks, arXiv:2101.05289 [quant-ph] (2021)

Bender, E., Emonts, P., Zohar, E. and Cirac, J.I., Real-time dynamics in 2+1d compact QED using complex periodic Gaussian states, Phys. Rev. Research 2, 043145 (2020)

Kasper, V., Zache, T.V., Jendrzejewski, F., Lewenstein, M. and Zohar, E., Non-Abelian gauge invariance from dynamical decoupling,

arXiv:2012.08620 [quant-th] (2020)

Emonts, P., Banuls, M.C., Cirac, J.I. and Zohar, E., Variational Monte Carlo simulation with tensor networks of a pure Z3 gauge theory in (2+1)d,

Phys. Rev. D 102, 074501 (2020)

Kasper, V., Juzeliunas, G., Lewenstein, M., Jendrzejewski, F. and Zohar, E., From the Jaynes-Cummings model to non-Abelian gauge theories: a guided tour for the quantum engineer,

New J. Phys. 22, 103027 (2020)

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