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Cristian D. Batista

theorist, multiscale modeling

Cristian D. Batista is Professor of Physics, holds the Wills Lincoln Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee and a joint position at the Shull Wollan Center of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has been associated with Comscope since its inception. His research focuses on strongly interacting electron systems. He develops new, efficient numerical methods to elucidate the static and dynamical properties of quantum magnets, as well as correlated metals under non-equilibrium conditions. For Comscope, Cristian D. Batista incorporates electronic correlations in quantum molecular dynamics. For this purpose, he is currently developing efficient algorithms for integrating out the electronic degrees of freedom. These algorithms can be applied to any physical system comprising fermionic degrees of freedom coupled to classical fields. Cristian D. Batista is the author of more than 200 papers and has served on several advisory boards, including the APS Lars Onsager Prize Committee. He is currently a member of the TRIUMF Molecular and Materials Science Experiment Evaluation Committee (MMS-EEC) and a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Selected Publications

Gradient-based stochastic estimation of the density matrix.
Zhentao Wang, Gia-Wei Chern, Cristian D. Batista, and Kipton Barros,

Semiclassical dynamics of spin density waves.
Gia-Wei Chern, Kipton Barros, Zhentao Wang, Hidemaro Suwa, and Cristian D. Batista,
Phys. Rev. B 97, 035120 (2018)

Mott Transition in a Metallic Liquid: Gutzwiller Molecular Dynamics Simulations.
Gia-Wei Chern, Kipton Barros, Cristian D. Batista, Joel D. Kress, and Gabriel Kotliar,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 226401 (2017)