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Third Annual Summer School: Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem: June 20 – 24, 2016

The Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem will hold its third annual summer school June 20-24 at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University. 55 collaboration members and guests will participate. Organized by collaboration scientist Steve White, the school will focus on new developments in the density matrix renormalization group, tensor networks and related topics. There will also be hands-on tutorials in Julia and ITensor.   Junior members of the collaboration will present their recent work. 

The summer school will also include a day at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Members of the SCGP and Stony Brook scientific communities are welcome to attend all activities except for the Brookhaven tour.  Those planning to participate in the Julia or I-Tensor tutorials are advised to install these on their laptops in advance of the session. The school will be preceded by a short course on scientific programming methods, June 17-19. The intensive hands-on nature of the short course means that participation is by pre-registration; only a very limited number of external participants can be accommodated. Persons interested in participating should contact Emily Klein at eklein@simonsfoundation.org.

Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem Schedule

Time Title Presenters
9:00am Welcome Andy Millis
9:15am Numerical Basics: Lanczos diagonalization, Schmidt decomposition, Entanglement Entropy etc Steve White
10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am Monte Carlo I Emanuel Gull
12:30pm Lunch and free time
2:00pm Hands-on I: Julia & ED Miles Stoudenmire
3:30pm Tea
4:00pm DMRG and MPS Ulrich Schollwöck
6:00pm Opening Banquet SCGP CAfe

Time Title Presenters
9:00am Monte Carlo II Emanuel Gull
10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am t-DMRG and finite temperature Ulrich Schollwöck
12:30pm Lunch and free time
2:00pm Hands on II I-Tensor Miles Stoudenmire
3:30pm Tea
4:00pm Student Presentations
6:00pm Free time and dinner on your own


Off campus event for registered participants

Time Title Presenters
9:00am Materials and Chemistry Modeling: Basics Garnet Chan
10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am MERA, PEPS Philippe Corboz
12:30pm Lunch and free time
2:00pm Continuous Matrix Product States Martin Ganahl
3:30pm Tea
4:00pm Tensor Networks and DMRG in Real Materials Garnet Chan
6:00pm Free time and dinner on your own

Time Title Presenters
9:00am 2D DMRG Steve White
10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am Advanced Tensor Network Applications Philippe Corboz
12:30pm Lunch and departure