Tensor Network based approaches to Quantum Many-Body Systems

International School
13 - 17 November 2018

Tensor networks provide a new paradigm for describing quantum many-body systems. This school covers recent progress in the fast moving field of tensor network based simulations of quantum many-body systems. Its main goal is to teach young PhD students the basics of tensor networks as well as the most recent technical developments within the field.

Topics include

  • Many-body entanglement
  • Matrix-product states
  • Projected entangled pair states
  • Multi-scale entanglement renormalization ansatz
  • Time-dependent variational principle
  • Tensor network renormalization
  • Bulk boundary correspondence
  • Tensor networks for finite temperatures and dynamics
  • Tensor networks as impurity solver for dynamical mean field

Invited speakers

*to be confirmed
Mari-Carmen Banuls (DE)*
Philippe Corboz (NL)
Jutho Haegeman (BE)
Corinna Kollath (DE)
David Pérez García (ES)
Steve White (US)






Scientific Coordinators

Frank Pollmann
(Technische Universität München, Germany)

Ulrich Schollwöck
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)

Norbert Schuch
(Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany)

Frank Verstraete
(Ghent University, Belgium)


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

DFG Forschergruppe FOR1807


Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form. Applications received before 20 September 2018 are considered preferentially. The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international school is 120 Euro and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute.

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Scientific Program

The scientific program of the school can be found here in October 2018.

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