2022 School

Tensor Network based approaches to Quantum Many-Body Systems

The aim of the school is to teach young PhD students the basics of tensor-product states as well as the most recent technical developments. This is particularly important given the increasing number of groups working on this quickly evolving topic. The lectures will be given by researchers who work actively both on the development and the application of tensor-product state based methods.

Dates: Sep. 5- Sep. 9 2022
Venue: Ludwig Boltzmann lecture hall, Faculty of Physics/University of Vienna (entrance: Strudlhofgasse 4, 1090 Vienna)
Registration fee: None
Organizers: Frank Pollmann, Norbert Schuch, Frank Verstraete
Application: Closed (deadline was June 3rd, 2022)

Topics include

  • Many-body entanglement
  • Matrix-product states
  • Projected entangled pair states
  • Multi-scale entanglement renormalization ansatz
  • Time-dependent variational principle
  • Tensor network renormalization
  • Bulk boundary correspondence
  • Tensor networks for finite temperatures and dynamics


  • Jan von Delft
  • Karen Hallberg
  • Juraj Hasik
  • Andrew Green
  • Ian McCulloch
  • Bruno Nachtergaele [notes][slides]
  • Amanda Young

Venue and Accommodation

The school is held at the Faculty of Physics/University of Vienna (Ludwig Boltzmann lecture hall; entrance: Strudlhofgasse 4, 1090 Vienna), which is located centrally in the City of Vienna. Organizational and administrative support is provided by the Erwin Schrödinger Institute (ESI).

As for the accommodation, ESI has reserved a number of rooms for the participants of the school for the price of EUR 56.67 per night (for a stay of at least 6 nights), which are available for single or double occupancy. Further details will communicated to the accepted participants in due time.