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Mini-course on matrix product states - Ulrich Schollwöck: Introduction to Matrix Product States

2015.08.26 | Grete Flarup

Date Mon 31 Aug
Time 10:15 12:00
Location 1520-516

Title:  Introduction to Matrix Product States

Speaker: Ulrich Schollwöck, University of Munich


In this series of lectures I want to introduce matrix product states as a very natural way to encode the wave functions of low-dimensional strongly correlated quantum systems, capturing the essence of quantum entanglement. Moreover, these states lead to very powerful algorithms for the calculation of ground states and low-lying excited states of correlated Hamiltonians (also known as DMRG - density matrix renormalization group), the time-evolution of such systems, and their finite-temperature properties. These algorithms will be presented in order to enable the audience to start writing simple programs using matrix product states.

Time and place: Monday 31/8, 10:15-12:00 in 1520-516 & Tuesday 1/9, 10:15-12:00 in 1525-323.

There will be coffee and tea from 10:00 on both days.

Alexander Holm Kiilerich, Jens Jakob W. H. Sørensen and Klaus Mølmer.

Note: This Introduction will constitute the first lectures of a 5 ECTS study group, but it can be attended by anybody and independently of the study group.

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