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Automatic differentiation in iPEPS simulations : unravelling the black box . – (Anna Francuz / LPT / Seminar). – 13/06/2023, 14H

13 June 2023; 14h00 - 15h30

Anna Francuz (Université de Vienne)

Seminar LPT, 13/06/2023, 14H, 3R1, seminar room, 3rd floor

Summary :

Tensor networks have already proven to be extremely useful tools in the studies of strongly correlated quantum systems. Being immune to the sign problem, they enable calculations beyond Quantum Monte Carlo and directly in the thermodynamic limit. The most established and understood tensor network method is density matrix renormalization group (DMRG), while all others, including projected entangled pair states (PEPS) seemed to remain far behind until recently, when an automatic differentiation framework was established. This toolbox, originally developed for the deep learning purposes, enables a simple calculation of exact derivatives in an optimization problem at hand and hence bridges the gap between DMRG and PEPS simulations. I will try to deliver a multi-level talk, starting with a comprehensive introduction of tensor network methods with focus on iPEPS before delving into details of derivative calculation for optimization purposes. On the example of Corner Transfer Matrix (CTM) I will explain the idea of algorithmic differentiation, present possible challenges and show ways to overcome them.




13 June 2023
14h00 - 15h30
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salle de séminaire 3ème étage
Bâtiment 3r1 Université Toulouse III
Toulouse, 31400 France
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