Moorea Workshop

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Simulation of Quantum systems: towards petaflop-scale computers

The simulation of interacting quantum systems has always been one of the grand challenges for computational physics, with important questions such as:

  • what is the mechanism behind superconductivity in the cuprate high-temperature superconductors? Why can we achieve superconductivity at about 160 K but currently not at room temperature?
  • what is the phase diagram of strongly correlated materials? How can we understand the complicated structural phases of materials close to a Mott transitions, such as transition metal oxides and actinides?
  • do exotic phases such as "supersolids" -- which are crystalline solids but at the same time show frictionless flow like a perfect liquid -- exist?
  • are there materials or realistic models exhibiting nonabelian anyonic excitations, which could be used to implement error-free and robust topological quantum computers that will not suffer from decoherence and will not require error correction schemes?


Topics

Simulation of lattice models: state of the art algorithms and high performance computing

The conference will ....

Topics:

  • Algorithms
    • Classical and quantum Monte Carlo algorithms
    • Parallel tempering and generalized ensembles
    • Density Matrix Renormalization Group methods
    • Diagonalization methods
    • Series expansions
    • DMFT methods
  • High Performance Computing
    • Parallelization on massively parallel machines
    • Handling of large data sets
  • Data handling
    • Formats
    • Storage and Archiving
    • Data analysis
    • Visualization
  • Education
  • Outreach

Location

The possibility to hold the workshop at the Gump Station of UC Berkeley has been confirmed.

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Rationale for the location

Next year we will have ALPS participants in

  • Europe
  • China
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • USA (California and new York)

We thus want to have workshops not only in Europe but also sometimes in locations more convenient for for the Pacific rim participants. Moorea is a convenient location with many convenient flights to the nearby Papeete airport.

Travel

Flights are available

  • nonstop from
    • Los Angeles (8 hours) on TN, AF, NZ
    • New York (12 hours) on TN
    • Sydney (8 hours) on TN
    • Tokyo (9 hours) on TN, JL
  • direct connections with a refulelling stop from
    • Frankfurt (via Los Angeles, 22 hours) on NZ
    • Paris (via Los Angeles, 22 hours) on TN,AF
    • Santiago (via Easter Island, 12 hours) on LN
  • connections with one change of airplane from
    • Brisbane
    • Hong Kong
    • Sao Paulo
    • Zurich


From Papeete you can either take a flight (10 minutes), high speed cat (30 minutes) or normal ferry (1 hour) to Moorea

Dates

June 9 - 14, 2008

Organizers

  • Matthias Troyer
  • Helmut G. Katzgraber
  • Peter Drummond

Participants

Please add other potentially interested people both from ALPS and outside. (*) unconfirmed

ALPS people

  • Matthias Troyer
  • Synge Todo
  • Simon Trebst
  • Adrian Feiguin
  • Lukas Gamper
  • Lode Pollet
  • Philippe Corboz
  • Emanuel Gull
  • Uli Schoellwoeck
  • Reinhard Noack
  • Andreas Honecker
  • Fabricio Albuquerque
  • Andreas Laeuchli
  • Ian McCulloch
  • Salvatore Manmana (*)
  • Munehisa Matsumoto (*)

Other participants

  • Helmut Katzgraber
  • Michael Mascagni (pending support)
  • Wesley Petersen
  • Peter Drummond
  • Guifre Vidal
  • Joel Corney (*)
  • Naoki Kawashima (*)
  • Hiro Tsunetsugu (*)
  • Massimo Boninsegni (*)
  • Peter Young (*)
  • Florent Krzakala (*)
  • Alexander Hartmann (*)
  • Roger Melko (*)
  • Jeongnim Kim (*)
  • Thomas Maier (*)
  • Brigitte Surer (*)
  • Kevin Beach (*)
  • Nikolay Prokof'ev (*)
  • Anders Sandvik (*)
  • Werner Krauth (*)
  • Andre-Marie Tremblay (*)
  • Gabi Kotliar (*)
  • Mark Jarrell (*)
  • George Batrouni (*)
  • Olivier Parcollet (*)
  • Erik Jeckelmann (*?)
  • Thomas Lippert (*)
  • David Ceperley (*)
  • Bill Lester (*)
  • Birgitta Whaley (*)
  • Erik Koch + Eva Pavarini (*)
  • Mark Jarrell (*)
  • Ors Legeza (*)
  • Olav Syljuasen (*)