Shailesh Chandrasekharan

Associate Professor

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


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.

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