Shailesh Chandrasekharan

Associate Professor

Office: 
Science Drive, 253, Physics/math Bldg., Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
90305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2462
Fax: 
(919) 660-2525

Details

Fermion Bag Solutions to Sign Problems
Proceedings of Science (2012)

Fermion Bag Solutions to Sign Problems
Proceedings of Science (2012)

Solutions to sign problems in lattice Yukawa models
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology (2012)

Fermion bag solutions to some sign problems in four-fermion field theories
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology (2012)

The generalized fermion bag approach
Proceedings of Science (2011)

Prof. Chandrasekharan is interested in understanding quantum field theories non-perturbatively from first principles calculations. His research focuses on lattice formulations with emphasis on strongly correlated fermionic systems of interest in condensed matter, particle and nuclear physics. He develops novel Monte-Carlo algorithms to study these problems. He is particularly excited about solutions to the notoriously difficult sign problem that haunts quantum systems containing fermions and gauge fields. He recently proposed an idea called the fermion bag approach, using which he has been able to solve numerous sign problems that seemed unsolvable earlier. Using various algorithmic advances over the past decade, he is interested in understanding the properties of quantum critical points containing interacting fermions. Some of his recent publications can be found here.

Education:
Ph.D. - Columbia University
Doctor of Philosophy - Columbia
M.Phil. - Columbia University
M.A. - Columbia University
B. Tech - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
B.S.E.E. - Indian Institute of Technology (India)
2003 Outstanding Junior Investigator, Department of Energy, Division of Nuclear Physics