We are always looking for highly motivated students to join us. Normally you start by reading papers and attending group meetings. Each person in the group, regardless of the status, will be assigned an independent project to work on. Although it is not required, some knowledge of programming in Python or C/C++ will be preferable.

Here is a short list of overview papers that you can read to get a flavor of what we do in the group. Also, you can checkout our recent papers in publications.

My thoughts on how to do research.

Spin Liquids

  1. Quantum Spin Liquids, Lucile Savary, Leon Balents, arXiv:1601.03742
  2. Quantum Spin Ice: A Search for Gapless Quantum Spin Liquids in Pyrochlore Magnets, Michel J.P. Gingras, Paul A. McClarty, arXiv:1311.1817
  3. A Field Guide to Spin Liquids, Johannes Knolle, Roderich Moessner, arXiv:1804.02037
  4. Spin Liquids in Frustrated Magnets, Leon Balents, Nature volume 464, pages 199–208 (2010)

Numerical Methods


  1. Computational Studies of Quantum Spin Systems, Anders Sandvik, arXiv:1101.3281

Classical and Quantum Monte Carlo

  1. Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods, H. Katzgraber, arXiv:0905.1629
  2. Stochastic Series Expansion Methods, Anders Sandvik, arXiv:1909.10591

Tensor networks

  1. The density-matrix renormalization group in the age of matrix product states, Ulrich Schollwoeck, arXiv:1008.3477
  2. Tensor networks for complex quantum systems, Roman Orus, arXiv:1812.04011
  3. A Practical Introduction to Tensor Networks: Matrix Product States and Projected Entangled Pair States , Roman Orus, arXiv:1306.2164
  4. Advances on Tensor Network Theory: Symmetries, Fermions, Entanglement, and Holography, Roman Orus, arXiv:1407.6552

Machine Learning

  1. A high-bias, low-variance introduction to Machine Learning for physicists, Pankaj Mehta, Marin Bukov, Ching-Hao Wang, Alexandre G.R. Day, Clint Richardson, Charles K. Fisher, David J. Schwab, arXiv:1803.08823
  2. Machine learning and the physical sciences, Giuseppe Carleo, Ignacio Cirac, Kyle Cranmer, Laurent Daudet, Maria Schuld, Naftali Tishby, Leslie Vogt-Maranto, Lenka Zdeborová, arXiv:1903.10563
  3. Machine Learning for Quantum Matter, Juan Carrasquilla, arXiv:2003.11040
  4. Quantum Computing in the NISQ era and beyond, J. Preskill, Quantum 2, 79 (2018).