Theses and Dissertations

Author

Fadi Sun

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Ye, Jinwu

Committee Member

Koshka, Yaroslav

Committee Member

Clay, R. Torsten

Committee Member

Gwaltney, Steven R.

Committee Member

Arnoldus, Hendirk F.

Date of Degree

8-1-2020

Original embargo terms

Worldwide

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Major

Engineering/Applied Physics

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

This dissertation is devoted to investigation of quantum chaos in the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev (SYK) and supersymmetric SYK models. First, a unified minimal scheme is developed to classify quantum chaos in the SYK and supersymmetric SYK models and also work out the structure of the energy levels in one periodic table. The SYK with even q-body or supersymmetric SYK with odd q-body interaction, with N even or odd number of sites, are put on an equal footing in the minimal Hilbert space; N (mod 8), q (mod 4) double Bott periodicity, and a reflection relation are identified. Then, exact diagonalizations are performed to study both the bulk energy level statistics and hard-edge behaviors. Excellent agreements between the exact diagonalization results and the symmetry classifications are demonstrated. This compact and systematic method can be transformed to map out more complicated periodic tables of SYK models with more degrees of freedom, tensor models, or symmetry protected topological phases.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18452

Comments

Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev models||Quantum Chaos||Random Systems||AdS-CFT Correspondence

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