The overarching objective of our group is **to understand the abilities
and limitations of new and existing computers to perform physical simulations.**
In particular, we are interested in the role that quantum mechanics plays in
computation both in terms of quantum computers and classical models of quantum
information. Important applications to be considered include the study of
**compression techniques for quantum systems** (e.g. matrix product states,
density functional and density matrix theories) and addressing the longstanding
question of what (if anything) today's quantum computation can tell us about
**fermionic systems of applied interest**. A wide scope of techniques from
condensed matter, to statistical physics, and electronic structure
allow for applied and theoretical interests of group members to
be accommodated and nurtured.