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NIC Excellence Project November 2020

The NIC Peer Review Board regularly awards the title “NIC Excellence Project” to outstanding simulation projects. At its October meeting, the board decided to honour Dr. Markus Heyl (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems) for his project entitled “Quantum many-body dynamics from neural networks with GPU acceleration”. Enormous advances in experimental tech-niques have been made during the past two decades, such as the development of various quantum simulators and ultrafast pump-probe techniques, allowing unprece-dented control and time-resolved measurements on quantum systems with many interacting degrees of freedom. These developments have shifted the focus to a number of fundamental yet challenging open theoretical questions, which stem from microscopic quantum many-body models. This project follows a novel route by employing artificial neural networks to encode the complex quantum many-body wave function. The project thus aims to advance the theoretical description of non-equilibrium quantum matter, addressing the challenging regimes of two spatial dimensions and of long-time dynamics. For more details, see http://www.john-von-neumann-institut.de/nic/heyl (in German).

Contact: Dr. Alexander Trautmann, coordination-office@fz-juelich.de

from JSC News No. 277, 9 December 2020