Professor Garnet Chan
Simulating the quantum world on a classical computer
Dirac wrote that the laws that govern ordinary matter were known, but that the resulting equations of quantum many-particle systems were too complicated to be soluble. I will describe how, a century later, the situation has very much changed in the classical simulation of molecules and materials.
I will use examples from recent work in our group in simulations of small molecule spectroscopy as well as of the ground-states of high-temperature superconductors.
Garnet Chan is the Bren Professor of Chemistry at Caltech. A native of HK and the UK, he held positions at Cornell University and Princeton University before assuming his position at Caltech.
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