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Circuit complexity in interacting QFTs and RG flows

Bhattacharyya, Arpan and Shekar, Arvind and Sinha, Aninda (2018) Circuit complexity in interacting QFTs and RG flows. In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS (10).

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We consider circuit complexity in certain interacting scalar quantum field theories, mainly focusing on the phi(4) theory. We work out the circuit complexity for evolving from a nearly Gaussian unentangled reference state to the entangled ground state of the theory. Our approach uses Nielsen's geometric method, which translates into working out the geodesic equation arising from a certain cost functional. We present a general method, making use of integral transforms, to do the required lattice sums analytically and give explicit expressions for the d = 2, 3 cases. Our method enables a study of circuit complexity in the epsilon expansion for the Wilson-Fisher fixed point. We find that with increasing dimensionality the circuit depth increases in the presence of the phi(4) interaction eventually causing the perturbative calculation to breakdown. We discuss how circuit complexity relates with the renormalization group.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: SPRINGER
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belong to SPRINGER
Keywords: Effective Field Theories; Lattice Quantum Field Theory; Renormalization Group; AdS-CFT Correspondence
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 15:25
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 15:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61043

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