Renormalization Group Theories of Strongly Interacting Electronic Structure

By Garnet Chan1, NCN at Northwestern University2

1. Cornell University 2. Northwestern University

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Our work is in the area of the electronic structure and dynamics of complex processes. We engage in developing new and more powerful theoretical techniques which enable us to describe strong electronic correlation problems.

Of particular theoretical interest are the construction of fast (polynomial) algorithms to solve the quantum many-particle problem, and the treatment of correlation in time-dependent processes.

A key feature of our theoretical approach is the use of modern renormalization group and multi-scale ideas. These enable us to extend the range of simulation from the simple to the complex, and from the small to the very large.


Garnet K.-L. Chan
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry,
Cornell University
BA, University of Cambridge, 1996
PhD, University of Cambridge, 2000

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  • Garnet Chan; NCN at Northwestern University (2007), "Renormalization Group Theories of Strongly Interacting Electronic Structure,"

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