Discovering correlated fermions using quantum Monte Carlo

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It has become increasingly feasible to use quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods to study correlated fermion systems for realistic Hamiltonians. We give a summary of these techniques targeted at researchers in the field of correlated electrons, focusing on the fundamentals, capabilities, and current status of this technique. The QMC methods often offer the highest accuracy solutions available for systems in the continuum, and, since they address the many-body problem directly, the simulations can be analyzed to obtain insight into the nature of correlated quantum behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number094501
JournalReports on Progress in Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 12 2016


  • computational physics
  • correlated electrons
  • helium
  • quantum Monte Carlo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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