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Second International "Winter School" DMRG 101

Density Matrix Renormalization Group

07.12.2012  -  09.12.2012


The Winter School is a three-day event designed to bring together students, postdocs, and faculty from around the world in a relaxed setting, to get an introductory understanding of the theory, methods,and implementation of the DMRG algorithm for use in the physical sciences.  A large component of the Winter School will be a modern pedagogical introduction to the DMRG methodology, accessible to graduate students considering pursuing DMRG in their research.  The Winter School will also highlight some of the current research being performed in the physical sciences by DMRG practitioners around the world, both through the invited talks, and contributed poster sessions.

The topics to be discussed are:

- An introduction to the DMRG method; basic algorithm implementation for 1D equilibrium systems

- DMRG theory, Matrix Product States, and entanglement scaling

- Time-dependent DMRG and non-equilibrium phenomena

- Recent developments in dynamical DMRG

- Simulation of two-dimensional lattice models

- Tensor-network based methods


Invited speakers, tutors, and lecturers will include:

    Adrian Feiguin (Northeastern University, USA)  

    Miles Stoudenmire (University of California, Irvine, USA)

    Ian McCulloch (University of Queensland, Australia)

    Tao Xiang (Chinese Academy of Science, China)

    Robert Peters (University of Kyoto, Japan)

    Roman Orus (MPI for Quantum Optics, Germany)

    Fabian Heidrich-Meisner (LMU Munich, Germany)

    Hong-Chen Jiang (KITP Santa Barbara USA)

    Glen Evenbly (Californian Institute of Technology, USA)

    Ivan Gonzalez (CESGA, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

    Roger Melko (University of Waterloo, Canada)


As part of the DMRG 101 Winter School, there will be several hands-on tutorial sessions where students will have the opportunity to work with a code implementing the DMRG algorithm for a simple 1D model. These tutorial sessions will give the students a better understanding of the method, complementing the theoretical lectures and research talks.  Programming knowledge requirements will be kept to a minimal.

The codes developed in the Tutorial will be available in an open-source public repository for future use by all participants of the school.


We encourage all students, postdocs, and faculty interested in learning about DMRG to complete the Registration form as soon as possible, as applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Local contact: Ms. Chia-Chi Liu (


National Science Council

National Center for Theoretical Sciences

Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Science, National Taiwan University

Center for Quantum Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University



Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Physics, national Taiwan University