Introduction to Computational Quantum Physics

Speaker: Nan Sheng (Uchicago)
Dates: 2023/04/21
Abstract: Quantum many-body physics is principally a problem where algorithmic complexity increases exponentially w.r.t. the system size. In order to tackle the quantum information encoded in the exponential scaling, robust computational methods are required. In this talk, I will be reviewing current computational methods for quantum many-body problems arising in condensed matter physics and quantum chemistry. Possible topics include density functional theory, tensor networks, perturbative methods (field theory), quantum Monte Carlo and variational quantum algorithms.