College of Science & Engineering
Quantum materials host a variety of electronic states with remarkable potential for technological applications. Among those, high-temperature superconductors have attracted both fundamental and applied scientists for their ability to carry currents without dissipation above the liquid nitrogen boiling temperature. Because most quantum materials displaying this unconventional state also show a nearby antiferromagnetic phase, elucidating the interplay between these two states has become a key challenge to understand and possibly design new superconductors. In this project, the intertwining between superconductivity and antiferromagnetism is explored via a novel sign-problem free quantum Monte Carlo approach.