Genuine quantum correlations in quantum many-body systems: A review of recent progress

Gabriele De Chiara, Anna Sanpera

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© 2018 IOP Publishing Ltd. Quantum information theory has considerably helped in the understanding of quantum many-body systems. The role of quantum correlations and in particular, bipartite entanglement, has become crucial to characterise, classify and simulate quantum many body systems. Furthermore, the scaling of entanglement has inspired modifications to numerical techniques for the simulation of many-body systems leading to the, now established, area of tensor networks. However, the notions and methods brought by quantum information do not end with bipartite entanglement. There are other forms of correlations embedded in the ground, excited and thermal states of quantum many-body systems that also need to be explored and might be utilised as potential resources for quantum technologies. The aim of this work is to review the most recent developments regarding correlations in quantum many-body systems focussing on multipartite entanglement, quantum nonlocality, quantum discord, mutual information but also other non classical measures of correlations based on quantum coherence. Moreover, we also discuss applications of quantum metrology in quantum many-body systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number074002
JournalReports on Progress in Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2018


  • quantum correlations
  • quantum discord
  • Quantum entanglement
  • quantum information processing
  • quantum nonlocality
  • quantum phase transitions
  • quantum technologies
  • strongly correlated systems


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