Research Interests:

Computational Research on Quantum Many-Body Systems

My research specializes in computational research on interacting quantum many-body systems, in particular quantum spin systems. This contains has two interrelated themes; (i) developing algorithms for simulations of complex model systems and (ii) using those methods to study collective phenomena such as quantum phase transitions.

Selected Publications

“Duality between the Deconfined Quantum-Critical Point and the Bosonic Topological Transition”, Yan Qi Qin, Yuan-Yao He, Yi-Zhuang You, Zhong-Yi Lu, Arnab Sen, Anders W. Sandvik, Cenke Xu, and Zi Yang Meng, Phys. Rev. X 7, 031052 (2017).

“Dual time scales in simulated annealing of a two-dimensional Ising spin glass”, Shanon J. Rubin, Na Xu, and Anders W. Sandvik, Phys. Rev. E 95, 052133 (2017).

“Quantum criticality with two length scales”, Hui Shao, Wenan Guo, and Anders W. Sandvik, Science 352, 213 (2016).

“Quantum versus Classical Annealing: Insights from Scaling Theory and Results for Spin Glasses on 3-Regular Graphs”, Cheng-Wei Liu, Anatoli Polkovnikov, and Anders W. Sandvik, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 147203 (2015).

“Anomalous Quantum Glass of Bosons in a Random Potential in Two Dimensions” Yancheng Wang, Wenan Guo, and Anders W. Sandvik, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 105303 (2015).

For a full list of publications, please see the attached CV.


  • Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Per Brahe Science Prize (2001)