Miles Stoudenmire

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Research Interests

My research concerns developing and applying computational methods for studying one- and two-dimensional strongly correlated systems. There is currently an exciting interplay between condensed matter physics, quantum information theory, and numerical algorithm development which is making it possible to study more realistic many-body systems, including their dynamical and finite-temperature behavior, as well as higher dimensional model systems, such as 2d lattice models, for the purpose of understanding universal behavior such as at quantum critical points.

I am also the lead developer of the ITensor Library, which facilitates powerful matrix-product-state DMRG calculations for 1d and 2d systems, as well as post-DMRG tensor-network methods. For more information see

Recent Publications

  • Thomas E. Baker, E.M. Stoudenmire, Lucas O. Wagner, Kieron Burke, and Steven R. White, "One Dimensional Mimicking of Electronic Structure: The Case for Exponentials", Phys. Rev. B 91: 235141 (2015)
  • E.M. Stoudenmire, David J. Clarke, Roger S. K. Mong, and Jason Alicea, "Assembling Fibonacci Anyons from a Z3 Parafermion Lattice Model", Phys. Rev. B 91: 235112 (2015) [Editor's Suggestion]
  • E.M. Stoudenmire, Peter Gustainis, Ravi Johal, Stefan Wessel, and Roger G. Melko, "Corner Contribution to the Entanglement Entropy of Strongly-Interacting O(2) Quantum Critical Systems in 2+1 Dimensions", Phys. Rev. B 90: 235106 (2014)
  • Lucas O. Wagner, Thomas E. Baker, E.M. Stoudenmire, Kieron Burke, and Steven R. White, "Kohn-Sham Calculations with the Exact Functional", Phys. Rev. B 90: 045109 (2014)
  • A.B. Kallin, E.M. Stoudenmire, P. Fendley, R.R.P. Singh, and R.G. Melko, "Corner contribution to the entanglement entropy of an O(3) quantum critical point in 2+1 dimensions", J. Stat. Mech. 6, Jun 2014, P06009
  • Sharmistha Sahoo E.M. Stoudenmire, Jean-Marie Stéphan, Trithep Devakul, Rajiv R. P. Singh, and Roger Melko, "Unusual Corrections to Scaling and Convergence of Universal Renyi Prop- erties at Quantum Critical Points", arXiv: 1509.00468
  • Z. Papic, E.M. Stoudenmire, and Dmitry A. Abanin, "Is Many-Body Localization Possible in the Absence of Disorder?", arXiv: 1501.00477


  • Univ. of Illinois Condensed Matter Seminar, "Uncovering the Fibonacci Phase in Z3 Parafermion Systems". Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
  • MIT Condensed Matter Seminar, "Uncovering the Fibonacci Phase in Z3 Parafermion Systems". Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Conference on Advanced Numerical Algorithms for Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems, "Uncovering the Fibonacci Phase in Z3 Parafermion Systems". Würzburg, Germany.
  • "Corner Contributions to Entanglement Entropy in Critical Systems", talk at CCP2014 Computational Physics Conference, Aug. 11-14 at Boston University.
  • "Numerical Evidence for Fibonacci Anyons in Lattice Models of Quantum Hall / Superconductor Heterostructures" UC Irvine Condensed Matter Seminar talk, May 21, 2014.