By using random matrix models Perez-García and Tierz uncover in their new paper in PRX a connection between the low energy sector of four dimensional QCD at finite volume and the Heisenberg XX model in a 1d spin chain. This connection allows them to relate crucial properties of QCD with physically meaningful properties of the spin chain, establishing a dictionary between both worlds. They predict for the spin chain a third-order phase transition and a Tracy-Widom law in the transition region. Finally they comment on possible numerical implications of the connection as well as on possible experimental implementations.
09-06-2014
Carlos Fernández defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations to the new doctor!

11-05-2014

21-02-2014
The paper: "Phase Stabilization of a Frequency Comb using Multipulse Quantum Interferometry" was published in PRL.

06-12-2013
The paper: "Lieb-Robinson bounds for spin-boson lattice models and trapped ions" was published in PRL.

01-12-2013
Carlos Palazuelos was awarded a Ramón y Cajal fellowship.