Glen Evenbly was a member of the Tensor Networks Group, working with Steven White at the University of California, Irvine. He was born in New Zealand and obtained his B.Sc. in Physics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2004. He performed physics research for his Ph.D. at the University of Queensland with Professor Guifre Vidal, and received his Ph.D. in Physics in 2010. Afterwards, he was awarded the Sherman-Fairchild Prize Postdoctoral Scholarship in Theoretical Physics at California Institute of Technology (2011–2014) working in Professor John Preskill’s group.
Evenbly’s research is focused on the development and implementation of tensor network approaches for the efficient simulation of quantum many-body systems. In particular, he has made significant contributions to the development of the multi-scale entanglement renormalization ansatz (MERA) and its application to the study of many-body systems at criticality.