Quantum Monte Carlo simulations of magnetism and models in condensed matter

Lucas Wagner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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This project uses quantum Monte Carlo techniques to study the behavior of electrons in materials where traditional methods of calculation are too inaccurate to be of use. These large-scale calculations will provide unprecedented detail into the correlated behavior of electrons at the sub-nanoscale in these materials. The simulations will then be analyzed in a systematic way to extract a compressed version of their behavior, which will help us to understand the difference at a microscopic level between a simple magnetic material and unconventional superconductors.


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