I want to learn tensor network methods for condensed matter systems. I went through some basic papers (i.e. 1,2) and come to know that there are many things (i.e. different math, tensors, renormalization groups, entanglement) that I do not know. My current goal is to find the ground state energy and wavefunction of simple 1D spinless chain using tensor networks methods (i.e. matrix product states).

I would really appreciate if someone please provide me a proper roadmap by which I can learn this technique in a systematic way. A map from the basic theory to the coding of tensor networks.


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  • $\begingroup$ I've deleted some comments, and would remind everyone that comments are for suggesting improvements to, or requesting clarifications on, the parent post - not for answering. $\endgroup$ – David Z Dec 30 '18 at 0:55
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidZ You seem to have removed the book suggestion which OP had found very useful. $\endgroup$ – Sunyam Dec 30 '18 at 14:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Sunyam Yes, that's correct. Answers to the question should not be posted as comments. $\endgroup$ – David Z Dec 30 '18 at 20:47
  • $\begingroup$ I think it is better to first have the answer and than erase the comment, and not the other way around. $\endgroup$ – proton Jun 18 at 16:27

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