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Search for Exotic Phases of Matter Through Computer Simulations

  • Author / Creator
    Kora, Youssef H.
  • The search for new phases of matter and their quantitative characterization is one of the central goals of condensed matter physics. To that end, quantum Monte Carlo is a tremendously powerful toolbox that enables the simulation of assemblies of interacting bosons, allowing the exact calculation of thermodynamic, structural, and superfluid properties. In this thesis, we utilize these techniques to carry out first-principles computations to study the phase diagrams of a diverse set of quantum many-body systems, from condensed hydrogen to superfluid helium to ultracold gases with a variety of inter-particle interactions. Within this framework, we also compute dynamical properties in imaginary time and perform analytical continuation to extract real-time information.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2021
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-fgtz-sf45
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.