Shailesh Chandrasekharan, Professor  

Shailesh Chandrasekharan

Office Location: Science Drive, 253, Physics/Math Bldg., Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2462
Email Address: sch@phy.duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.phy.duke.edu/~sch/

Specialties:
Theoretical nuclear physics
Theoretical particle physics and string theory
Theoretical condensed matter physics

Education:
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1996
Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia, 1995
M.Phil., Columbia University, 1994
M.A., Columbia University, 1992
B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1989
B.S.E.E., Indian Institute of Technology (India), 1989

Research Categories: Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics

Current projects: Quantum Critical Behavior in Fermion Systems, Using the generalized fermion bag algorithm, Applications to Graphene and Unitary Fermi Gas.

Research Description: 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 both condensed matter 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.

Areas of Interest:
Quantum Field Theories, Lattice formulations,
Critical Phenomena and Monte Carlo Algorithms.

Teaching (Fall 2020):

  • Physics 765.01, Advanced quantum mechanics Synopsis
    Online on, TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Frank, J; Huffman, E; Chandrasekharan, S, Emergence of Gauss' law in a Z2 lattice gauge theory in 1 + 1 dimensions, Physics Letters B, vol. 806 (July, 2020) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Huffman, E; Chandrasekharan, S, Fermion-bag inspired Hamiltonian lattice field theory for fermionic quantum criticality, Physical Review D, vol. 101 no. 7 (April, 2020), American Physical Society (APS) [doi]  [abs] [author's comments].
  3. Chandrasekharan, S; Orasch, O; Gattringer, C; Torek, P, Baryon bag simulation of QCD in the strong coupling limit (October, 2019), arXiv.org  [abs].
  4. Singh, H; Chandrasekharan, S, Qubit regularization of the O (3) sigma model, Physical Review D, vol. 100 no. 5 (September, 2019) [doi]  [abs].
  5. Banerjee, D; Chandrasekharan, S; Orlando, D; Reffert, S, Conformal Dimensions in the Large Charge Sectors at the O(4) Wilson-Fisher Fixed Point., Physical Review Letters, vol. 123 no. 5 (August, 2019), pp. 051603 [doi]  [abs].

Curriculum Vitae

Highlight:
Prof. Chandrasekharan is interested in understanding quantum field theories non-perturbatively from first principles calculations. His research focuses on lattice formulations of these theories 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 has 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. Recently he is exploring how one can use quantum computers to solve quantum field theories. 

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

Postdocs Mentored

  • Anyi Li (2009 - 2011)  
  • Jose A. Hoyos Neto (2007 - 2009)  
  • Ji-Woo Lee (2003/09-2005/08)  
  • Jaebeom Yoo (2003/09-2005/08)  
  • Costas Strouthos (2003/01-2004/01)  
  • David H. Adams (2001/12-2002/08)  
  • James C Osborn (1999/09-2001/08)