Tensor product methods for strongly correlated molecular systems

Moved from 2020 to 2021due to Covid-19.

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International Focus Workshop - 9 - 11 March 2021

Due to enormous developments in the past two decades, tensor network state methods have already matured to provide a variety of tools to attack highly challenging strongly correlated electronic problems in quantum chemistry that are intractable by standard techniques. The aim of the workshop is to bring together theoretical chemists, condensed matter physicists and mathematicians, to intensify the exploration of this continuously growing new field of research.

Key questions

  • What are the most appropriate existing tensor network state structures, or variants to be developed, for treating strongly correlated molecules?
  • What is the state of the art for different multireference generalizations of conventional single reference methods like CC or DFT?
  • How to utilize concepts of quantum information theory to boost the performance of tensor network state methods, and to obtain information on correlation patterns and chemical bonds in molecules?
  • How to boost the performance of tensor network state methods by combining them with conventional methods?
  • How to treat electron dynamics and time dependent phenomena for molecules via tensor network state methods?

Invited speakers

A. Alavi (DE)
G. Booth (UK)
G. Kin-Lic Chan (US)
J. Eisert (DE)
E. Fromager (FR)
S. Knecht (CH)
K. Kowalski (US)
S. Kvaal (NO)
N.J. Mayhall (US)
J. Pittner (CZ)
Ch. Schilling (UK)
S. Sharma (DE)
F. Verstraete (BE)
S.R. White (US)
T. Yanai (JP)

Scientific Coordinators

Örs Legeza
Budapest, Hungary

Markus Reiher
Zurich, Switzerland

Reinhold Schneider
Berlin, Germany


Claudia Domaschke
MPIPKS Dresden


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Scientific Program

The scientific activities start on Tuesday, 9th March at 9 a.m.

The workshop program will close on Thursday, 11th March in the afternoon.

The registration desk will be open on Monday 8th March 6 - 8 pm and on Tuesday, 9th March and Wednesday, 11th March 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The welcome banquet is scheduled for the evening of 8th March.

The detailed scientific program of the workshop will be available in February 2021.


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