Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Numerical and analytical methods for strongly correlated systems

2014, Aug 24 -- Sep 13

R. Orús (U. Mainz)
D. Poilblanc (CNRS / U. Toulouse)
J. Vidal (CNRS / U. Paris)

The study of strongly correlated systems has lived a series of important advances in recent years, in turn underpinning a better understanding of the quantum properties of matter. Concerning numerics, examples of these are e.g. new numerical methods based on tensor networks (MPS, PEPS, MERA), as well as advances in quantum Monte Carlo, exact diagonalizations, and continuous unitary transformations. From an analytical perspective there are also recent relevant developments regarding e.g. AdS/CFT methods, entanglement spectrum, string-net models, and the tensor network description of chiral topological phases.

The aim of this 3-week meeting is to bring together specialists in the field as well as newcomers at the interface of quantum information and condensed matter theory. The format of the event will alternate introductory lectures with specialized talks. More precisely, there will be 3 days per week with two lectures and a blackboard talk of 1:30h, with the aim of being introductory to relevant topics. During these days, spontaneous informal discussions will be encouraged by the organizers and announced throughout the day. Moreover, there will also be one day per week with a more busy workshop structure, aiming at having a number of specialized talks on recent important results, and another day to accommodate poster sessions and discussions on different topics. Our plan is to have a very rich and collaborative meeting.

PS: participation of more than a week is preferred.

PS2: registration fees are waived for invited participants & speakers.

Preliminary list of invited speakers

Ian Affleck (University of British Columbia)
Eddy Ardonne ( Stockholm University)
Fakher Assaad (Univ. Würzburg)
Bela Bauer (Microsoft Santa Barbara)
Emil Bergholtz (Univ. Berlin, tbc)
Parsa Bonderson (Microsoft Santa Barbara)
Hans Peter Büchler (University of Stuttgart)
Philippe Corboz (ETH-Zürich)
Jérome Dubail (CNRS Nancy)
Jens Eisert (Univ. Berlin)
Benoit Estienne (CNRS Paris, tbc)
Roger Melko (University of Waterloo)
Frederic Mila (EPF-Lausanne)
Gunnar Moller (University of Cambridge)
Tomotoshi Nishino (Kobe University)
Masaki Oshikawa (ISSP Tokyo)
David Perez-Garcia (Univ. Complutense Madrid)
Frank Pollmann (MPI Dresden)
Nicolas Regnault (CNRS Paris)
Matteo Rizzi (University of Mainz)
Anders Sandvik (Boston University)
Kai Schmidt (TU Dortmund)
Steve Simon (University of Oxford)
Norbert Schuch (RWTH Aachen)
Luca Tagliacozzo (ICFO Barcelona)
Frank Verstraete (University of Gent)

Abstract submission

Abstract submission closed.

The deadline for abstract submission was July, 10 (2014).
Abstracts acceptance will be notified shortly after this date





Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is:

Before July 10After July 10
On site (cash only)
Regular250 eur.350 eur.
Student150 eur.250 eur.

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Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

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  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Universidad de Zaragoza


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