Mark Hannes Fischer: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2023

Name Dr. Mark Hannes Fischer
Universität Zürich Physik Institut
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich

402-0810-00LComputational Quantum Physics
Special Students UZH must book the module PHY522 directly at UZH.
8 credits2V + 2UM. H. Fischer
AbstractThis course provides an introduction to simulation methods for quantum systems. Starting from the one-body problem, a special emphasis is on quantum many-body problems, where we cover both approximate methods (Hartree-Fock, density functional theory) and exact methods (exact diagonalization, matrix product states, and quantum Monte Carlo methods).
ObjectiveThrough lectures and practical programming exercises, after this course:
Students are able to describe the difficulties of quantum mechanical simulations.
Students are able to explain the strengths and weaknesses of the methods covered.
Students are able to select an appropriate method for a given problem.
Students are able to implement basic versions of all algorithms discussed.
Lecture notesA script for this lecture will be provided.
LiteratureA list of additional references will be provided in the script.
Prerequisites / NoticeA basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, numerical tools (numerical differentiation and integration, linear solvers, eigensolvers, root solvers, optimization), and a programming language (for the teaching assignments, you are free to choose your preferred one).