Machine learning for quantum matter

Venue: Nordita, Stockholm

Date: 26-28 August 2019

Organizers:
Alexander V. Balatsky
Nordita, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University
University of Connecticut

Jens H. Bardarson
KTH – Royal Institute of Technology

R. Matthias Geilhufe
Nordita, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University

Bart Olsthoorn
Nordita, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University

Scope: Machine learning applications in the field of quantum matter, including quantum materials and the many-body problem.

Motivation: Machine learning has entered the field of quantum matter with applications covering quantum materials and the many-body problem. For example, interpretable and computationally-efficient machine learning models are able to capture the structure-property relationship in materials science. In the case of supervised learning, large datasets of ab initio calculations provide the necessary training examples. The trained models facilitate high-throughput screening of materials by reducing the search space. Additionally, the models enable dynamic simulation on longer timescales than traditionally feasible. Unsupervised clustering approaches using structural similarity metrics allow for a new way of exploring the large chemical space. In case of the many-body problem, machine learning architectures provide versatile wavefunctions that lead to accurate results and prove to be more flexible than traditional methods. Conversely, methods in physics have also influenced the development of machine learning methods in the case of tensor networks. The workshop will feature talks by leading experts combined with the talks of younger participants to present a broad picture of the activities and best ideas on the use of ML methods in quantum matter.

Schedule:

TBD