Starts 24 Jan 2008 11:00

Ends 24 Jan 2008 20:00

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SEMINAR on Disorder and strong electron correlations: "Diagrammatic Monte Carlo for resonant fermions "

Starts 24 Jan 2008 11:00

Ends 24 Jan 2008 20:00

Central European Time

ICTP

Main Building Seminar Room

Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)

I will discuss two different Diagrammatic Monte Carlo schemes for solving the problem of the BCS-BEC crossover in a Fermi gas with resonant attractive interactions (the so-called zero-range universal limit). One is based on summation of relevant Feynman diagrams for the partition function of up to several hundred fermions. We determine the normal-superfluid transition temperature in the BCS-BEC crossover region and unambiguously confirm that the maximum of Tc is on the Bose –side and at unitarity T_c/E_F=0.152(7) (in disagreement with other groups!) . The other scheme is based on direct summation of Feynman diagram for the proper self-energy. This approach is used to solve the problem of a single spin-down fermion resonantly interacting with the Fermi gas of spin-up particles. Though the original series based on bare propagators are sign-alternating and often divergent one can still determine the answer behind them by using two strategies (separately or together): (i) using proper series re-summation techniques, and (ii) introducing renormalized propagators which are defined in terms of the simulated proper self-energy, i.e. making the entire scheme self-consistent. Our solution is important for understanding the phase diagram and properties of the BCS-BEC crossover in the strongly imbalanced regime. On the technical side, we develop a generic sign-problem tolerant method for exact numerical solution of polaron-type models, and, possibly, of the interacting many-body Hamiltonians.