🍩 Database of Original & NonTheoretical Uses of Topology
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Finding Universal Structures in Quantum ManyBody Dynamics via Persistent Homology (2020)
Daniel Spitz, Jürgen Berges, Markus K. Oberthaler, Anna WienhardAbstract
Inspired by topological data analysis techniques, we introduce persistent homology observables and apply them in a geometric analysis of the dynamics of quantum field theories. As a prototype application, we consider simulated data of a twodimensional Bose gas far from equilibrium. We discover a continuous spectrum of dynamical scaling exponents, which provides a refined classification of nonequilibrium universal phenomena. A possible explanation of the underlying processes is provided in terms of mixing wave turbulence and vortex kinetics components in point clouds. We find that the persistent homology scaling exponents are inherently linked to the geometry of the system, as the derivation of a packing relation reveals. The approach opens new ways of analyzing quantum manybody dynamics in terms of robust topological structures beyond standard field theoretic techniques.