Ever more efficient numerical methods, such as quantum Monte Carlo sampling of an expanded classes of known sign-problem-free models and tensor network methods have enabled unbiased studies of a number of exotic phases and continuous phase transitions, such as those involving topological phases and emergent gauge fields. The phenomena of interest often arise in simple looking "designer" models, which have appeal to a wide variety of theorists, including those who study condensed matter, high energy physics, and quantum information. The common thread is that these models can be viewed as interesting models of materials, as regularizations of strongly coupled quantum field theories or as playgrounds to study highly entangled quantum systems. This interdisciplinary workshop aims to bring together researchers with the goal of facilitating an exchange of ideas for understanding these models using diverse numerical methods and from the field theoretic point of view.
Perimeter Institute will make every effort to host this workshop as an in-person event. However, we reserve the right to change to an online program to align with changes in regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Territorial Land Acknowledgement
Perimeter Institute acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples.
Perimeter Institute is located on the Haldimand Tract. After the American Revolution, the tract was granted by the British to the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as compensation for their role in the war and for the loss of their traditional lands in upstate New York. Of the 950,000 acres granted to the Haudenosaunee, less than 5 percent remains Six Nations land. Only 6,100 acres remain Mississaugas of the Credit land.
We thank the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples for hosting us on their land.