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Tensor Networks Untangling the Mysteries of Quantum Systems – Dr Román Orús, Johannes Guttenberg Universität

Jul 20, 2018physical sciences

For decades, physicists have struggled endlessly with the problem of quantum many-body systems – systems containing multiple quantum particles. Because of quantum properties, the ways in which these systems behave are unpredictable when using conventional mathematics, making theoretical simulations virtually impossible. Now, Dr Román Orús at the Johannes Guttenberg Universität in Germany (soon moving to the Donostia International Physics Centre in Spain) believes that tensor networks will become a vital tool when exploring these unconventional properties. He hopes that the cutting-edge mathematical technique will have implications in fields from artificial intelligence to quantum gravity.

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