The Hartree-Fock method

Introduction Last time we ended up with a simplified Hamiltonian: and having the variational principle for help. It turns out that this simplified Hamiltonian is not simple enough. In this post I’ll expose one method that allows one to do calculations for quite complex quantum systems, the Hartree-Fock method. Because the subject is quite large, … Read more

How to solve a quantum many body problem

Introduction Quite a bit of time passed since my last post on this blog. I had a visit to the sunny Spain, I switched to a double-surface hang glider and I had to take a little care of my firm. Despite those things, I did a little bit of work for the blog, but it … Read more

Renormalization Groups

Introduction This is another introductory post leading towards a numerical renormalization group program. I thought I should expose some generalities before presenting the numerical renormalization group method and the program that implements it. It’s mostly a collection of links rather than a detailed description. Some links I already supplied a link at the end of … Read more