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### Does a gapped, local and non-frustration-free 1D Hamiltonian have an exact MPS groundstate?

(Fact 1) It is known that any arbitrary matrix product state (MPS) is a unique groundstate of a gapped, local, and frustration-free parent Hamiltonian (Perez-Garcia et al. 2007). It is by Fact 1, that ...
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### why do matrix product states work at critical point?

Matrix product states satisfy the entanglement area law, which should be a property of gapped states. But usually, MPS work well in 1D quantum phase transition problems. As far as I know, ...
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### Can we define a parent Hamiltonian for a given Multiscale Entanglement Renormalization Ansatz (MERA) state?

Given a state represented by a MERA (Multiscale Entanglement Renormalization Ansatz), can we define a local Hamiltonian such that the MERA is the exact ground state of such a Hamiltonian? If this is ...
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### Can any 1D critical state be represented by a MERA tensor network?

My understanding of the Multiscale Entanglement Renormalisation Ansatz (MERA) is that it is designed to represent highly entangled, but low complexity states. Is MERA capable of representing high ...
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### Tensor networks and construction of PEPO

I have a basic understanding of how to construct the tensors of an MPO (matrix product operator), based on, in part, on PhysRevA.81.062337 (arXiv version), see their equations 5 and 6. I am looking ...
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### Representation of Translation Invariant Matrix Product States

Consider a matrix product state on $\mathbb{C}^{d N}$: $$\Psi = \sum_{\sigma_1,...\sigma_N} A_1(\sigma_1) ... A_N(\sigma_N) |\sigma_1 ... \sigma_N \rangle \quad \quad (\text{OBC MPS})$$ with some ...
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### Doing addition and subtraction with tensor diagrams?

Tensor diagrams are a beautiful and useful tool for making calculations with tensors, up until you need to contract with the sum or difference of two tensors, at which point it seems to become awful. ...
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### Partial Transpose in Gapped Time-reversal Symmetric Spin Chains

Suppose you have a one-dimensional quantum spin system with on-site Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{S}$. Suppose there is an anti-unitary, anti-linear operator $C$ on $\mathcal{S}$ inducing an anti-linear, ...
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### Physical Interpretation of the Spectrum of MPS Transfer Matrices

Take an injective, translation invariant MPS with transfer matrix $E = \sum_\sigma \overline{A^\sigma} \otimes A^\sigma$ (i am using the terminology of https://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0410227 , eq. (6))...
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### Spin-1 Heisenberg model, the AKLT model, and their ground states

I am reading literature on quantum spin chains and matrix product states, and I notice similar arguments regarding the spin-1 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model, $H_{H} = \sum_i S_i \cdot S_{i+1}$, ...
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### How can I simulate a ground state degenerate system numerically?

I'm using numerical method like DMRG to simulate ground state of correlated systems. But the degeneracy of the ground state has long bothered me: When degeneracy exists the ground state isn't unique. ...
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### PEPS expression of Toric Code ground state

It is well known that the ground state of 2D Toric Code system can be represented by $D=2$ PEPS (Projected Entangled Pair States, i.e. the tensors in the 2D network are connected by 2-dimensional ...
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### How does the complexity in Matrix Product states ansatz drop from $D^N$ to $ND$?

I have just started to read about DMRG and MPS. It is said that in case of simple 1D chain with spins states $|\uparrow\rangle$; $|\downarrow\rangle$ and any state in the complete Hilbert space of ...
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### Differentiating between Tensor Networks

I am trying to study tensor networks and their application to quantum phase transitions. However, I had a question concerning the connection between the projected entangled-pair states (PEPS) and the ...
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### Connections between Density Matrix Renormalization Group and Conformal Field Theory

Can we use the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) method to understand problems in conformal field theory? I have been trying to find some connections, but nothing is coming up when I search. ...
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### Anyonic braiding statistics from density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) simulations

How does the ground state energy of the system change when we braid two anyons? Can the braiding of anyons be simulated with a computational method such as the density matrix renormalization group, ...
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### State of Matrix Product States

What is a good summary of the results about the correspondence between matrix product states (MPS) or projected entangled pair states (PEPS) and the ground states of local Hamiltonians? Specifically, ...
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### Can PEPS explain the holographic principle in quantum gravity?

Condensed matter physicists have shown using quantum information that in many condensed matter systems, entanglement entropy only scales as the area of the boundary, and not the volume. This is the ...