Jul 18 – 23, 2022
University of Vienna
Europe/Vienna timezone

Phenomenology of Krylov complexity

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University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria


Adrian Sanchez Garrido (Universite de Geneve (CH))


Krylov complexity is a notion of complexity that characterizes the spread of an operator over the algebra of observables by measuring its projection over a suitable orthonormal basis of this algebra built out of nested commutators of the Hamiltonian with the operator. Using this basis, operator dynamics can be mapped to a one-dimensional hopping problem. I will present recent results on the time evolution of Krylov complexity away from the thermodynamic limit for both chaotic and integrable systems. While the former display the complexity profile expected in the context of the butterfly effect in AdS/CFT, the latter feature a late-time suppression of complexity due to an enhanced localization effect in the afore-mentioned hopping problem.

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Adrian Sanchez Garrido (Universite de Geneve (CH))

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