DG-MP-PDE Seminar: Gunter Stolz (University of Alabama )

  • Date: 02/10/2011

Gunter Stolz (University of Alabama at Birmingham)


University of British Columbia


Zero-velocity Lieb-Robinson bounds in the disordered xy-spin chain


The well understood phenomenon of Anderson localization says (in its dynamical formulation) that adding random fluctuations to the potential of a Schrodinger operator will lead to the absence of wave transport for the solution of the time-dependent Schrodinger equation. Several years ago it was argued by Burrell and Osborne that a corresponding phenomenon should hold in quantum spin systems. As an example they used the xy-spin chain to show on the physical level of rigor that the introduction of disorder will lead to zero-velocity Lieb-Robinson bounds. We will show how recent results on Anderson localization can be used to make this result rigorous and, in fact, to improve on the conclusions reached by Burrell and Osborne.


3:30pm-4:30pm, WMAX 110