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402-0810-00L  Computational Quantum Physics

SemesterSpring Semester 2015
LecturersM. Troyer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course provides an introduction to simulation methods for quantum systems, starting with the one-body problem and finishing with quantum field theory, with special emphasis on quantum many-body systems. Both approximate methods (Hartree-Fock, density functional theory) and exact methods (exact diagonalization, quantum Monte Carlo) are covered.
ObjectiveThe goal is to become familiar with computer simulation techniques for quantum physics, through lectures and practical programming exercises.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits8 credits
ExaminersM. Troyer
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
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Learning materials

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402-0810-00 VComputational Quantum Physics2 hrs
Tue10-12HIT H 42 »
M. Troyer
402-0810-00 UComputational Quantum Physics2 hrs
Tue12-14HIT H 42 »
12-14HIT H 51 »
M. Troyer


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