# Shailesh Chandrasekharan

## Associate Professor

## Details

** Massive fermions without fermion bilinear condensates
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Physical Review D
(2015)

** Progress towards quantum simulating the classicalmodel
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Physical Review A
(2014)

** Massive fermions without fermion bilinear condensates
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arXiv:1410.6474 (submitted to Phys. Rev. D)
(2014)

** Solution to sign problems in half-filled spin-polarized electronic systems
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Phys. Rev. (Rapid Communications)
(2014)

** Fermion Bags and a New Origin for a Fermion Mass
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Proceedings of Lattice 2014
(2014)

** Towards quantum computing for the classical O(2) model
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Phys. Rev. A
(2014)

** Solution to sign problems in half-filled spin-polarized electronic systems
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Phys. Rev. Letts.
(2013)

** Quantum Critical Behavior with Massless Staggered Fermions in Three Dimensions
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Proceedings of Science
(2013)

** Quantum critical behavior in three dimensional lattice Gross-Neveu models
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Phys. Rev. D
(2013)

** Fermion Bag Approach to Fermion Sign Problems
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Eur. Phys. J. A
(2013)

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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:**

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)

** AN INTRODUCTION TO CHIRAL SYMMETRY ON THE LATTICE
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In Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. Vol. 53, issue 1, edited by . ; : .

** NOVEL QUANTUM MONTE CARLO ALGORITHMS FOR FERMIONS
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In Quantum Monte Carlo: Recent Advances and Common Problems in
Condensed Matter Physics and Field Theory edited by M. Compostrini, M.P. Lomardo and F. Paderiva. ; : EDIZIONI ETS.

** SOLVING SIGN PROBLEMS WITH MERON ALGORITHMS
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In Computer Simulations in Condensed Matter Physics XIII edited by D.P. Landau, S.P.Lewis and H.-B.Shuttler. ; : Springer.

** CRITICAL BEHAVIOR AT THE QCD PHASE TRANSITION WITH TWO MASSLESS QUARK FLAVORS
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In Continuous Advances in QCD edited by Andrei V. Smilga. ; : World Scientific.

** CRITICAL BEHAVIOR AT THE QCD PHASE TRANSITION WITH TWO MASSLESS QUARK FLAVORS
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In Continuous Advances in QCD edited by Smilga, A.V.. ; : World Scientific.

**2003**Outstanding Junior Investigator, Department of Energy, Division of Nuclear Physics