Tensor Product State Simulations of Strongly Correlated Systems

International School
1 - 5 November 2016

The aim of the school is to teach young PhD  students the basics of tensor-product states as well as the most recent technical developments. This is particularly important given the increasing number of groups working on this quickly evolving topic. The lectures will be given by researchers who work actively both on the development and the  application on tensor-product state based methods.

Topics include

  • Entanglement, matrix-product states (MPS), simple algorithms, some Python basics
  • MPS for spectral functions, excited states, finite temperatures
  • Applications of MPS in condmat and AMO
  • Introduction to Projected Entangled Pair States (PEPS) and the multi-scale entanglement renormalization ansatz (MERA)
  • Applications of PEPS, model states, bulk boundary correspondence, future challenges!

Invited speakers

Phillipe Corboz (NL)
Fabian Heidrich-Meisner (DE)
Frank Pollmann (DE)
Norbert Schuch (DE)
Frank Verstraete (AT)


DFG Forschergruppe FOR1807

Scientific Coordinators

Frank Pollmann
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)

Norbert Schuch
(Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany)

Frank Verstraete
(University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium)


Mandy Lochar
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


The call for applications is closed.

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The scientific program of the workshop will be available in September 2016.

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