Correlations and Effective Interactions from First Principles Using Quantum Monte Carlo

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Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) comprises a set of techniques that use random numbers to address quantum mechanical problems. They are some of the most accurate techniques that can address large systems. This chapter gives the basics of QMC techniques on first principles models of materials.



This work was supported in part by the Simons collaboration on the many-electron problem. Thanks to Kittithat Kronchon and Kiel Williams for careful reading of the manuscript.


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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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