Modul physik767

SS 2015

Computational Methods in Condensed Matter Theory

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Monien

Exercises: Ramses Sanchez

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Tuesday 14-16, HS I, PI,
Thursday 11, HS I, HISKP


Modern computational methods for dealing with typical problems arising in condensed matter physics. The following topics will be covered:
  • Introduction to object oriented programming (using Python as an example).
  • Overview of computational linear algebra methods.
  • Representation of quantum statistical models on computers.
  • Monte Carlo methods (including Quantum Monte Carlo).
  • Exact diagonalization.
  • Numerical renormalisation group.
  • Density matrix renormalisation group.
  • Dynamical mean field theory.


We will use ALPS to explore many of the methods mentioned in the contents.



The examination consists in a one-week project plus a short presentation.