CCQ’s mission is to develop the concepts, theories, algorithms and codes needed to solve the quantum many-body problem and use the solutions to predict the behavior of materials and molecules of scientific and technological interest.
Formal operations began in September 2017. At full strength, CCQ will comprise up to 60 scientific and support personnel, including junior and senior staff scientists, as well as sabbatical and summer visitors. The center is directed by Antoine Georges, who holds the chair in condensed matter physics at the Collège de France and is also professor of physics at École Polytechnique and at the University of Geneva. Andy Millis, professor of physics at Columbia University and associate director of physics at the Simons Foundation, is CCQ co-director.
Antoine Georges directs the Center for computational Quantum Physics and is director of the Cluster Embeddings group of the Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem. His current field of research is the physics of quantum matter with strong correlations.
Andrew Millis is co-director of the Center for computational Quantum Physics and associate director for Physics at the Simons Foundation. He has done fundamental research on heavy fermion compounds, quantum phase transitions, ‘colossal’ magnetoresistance materials and high transition-temperature superconductivity.