Q Seminar - Bruce Normand

Event Date: 

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 2250 Elings Hall

Event Price: 


Event Contact: 

Sean Fraer

Email: seanfr@microsoft.com
Phone: 805-893-8818
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Title: Tensor renormalization of quantum many-body systems using projected entangled simplex states


We propose a new class of tensor-network states, which we name projected entangled simplex states (PESS), for studying the ground-state properties of quantum lattice models. These states extend the pair-correlation basis of projected entangled pair states (PEPS) to a simplex. PESS are an exact representation of the simplex solid states and provide an efficient trial wave function that satisfies the area law of entanglement entropy. We introduce a simple update method for evaluating the PESS wave function based on imaginary-time evolution and the higher-order singular-value decomposition of tensors. By applying this method to the spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the kagome lattice, we obtain accurate and systematic results for the ground-state energy, which approach the lowest upper bounds yet estimated for this quantity.