Event Type:

Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar

Date/Time:

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 05:00

Location:

Gilkey 113

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

OSU Physics

Abstract:

The Density Matrix Renormalization Group (DMRG) (S. White 1992) is a powerful numerical method for strongly correlated quantum systems. This algorithm has achieved unprecedented accuracy for static, dynamic, and thermodynamic properties of one-dimensional problems but its applications now extend to many areas of physics from condensed matter theory to quantum chemistry to nuclear physics. In this talk I will introduce the method and its mathematical structure, and explore its properties using quantum information theory. I conclude with my own research on time-dependent DMRG and its application to nonequilibrium and transport problems.