The MCTDHB package has been applied to study the physics of trapped interacting many-boson systems by solving the underlying time-dependent (as well as the time-independent) many-boson Schrödinger equation. Here we report on four studies where novel physical ideas and phenomena have been proposed and discovered: (a) Universality of the fragmentation dynamics in double wells – at long propagation times properties of the evolving system saturate to some asymptotic values; (b) Novel many-body spectral features in trapped systems – the newly-developed linear-response theory on-top of MCTDHB predicts the existence of low-lying excitations not described so far by the standard theory even in harmonic potentials; (c) Efficient protocol to control the many-particle tunneling dynamics to open space, by combining the effects of a threshold potential and interparticle interaction; (d) Physics behind the formation of patterns in the ground states of trapped bosonic systems with strong finite- and long-range repulsive interactions and the origin of their dynamical stability. From the perspective of the required computational resources and numerical algorithms applied, each of these numerically-demanding studies has challenged different aspects of computational physics and mathematics: Long-time propagation – stability of the numerical methods used to integrate the MCTDHB equations-of-motion; Control of the tunneling dynamics – a very detailed study where an interplay of the parameters controlling the decay by tunneling dynamics is accompanied by a long-time propagation on huge spatial grids, which are needed to simulate open systems; Excited states of many-body systems – construction and diagonalization of complex non-hermitian linear-response matrices; Finite- and long-range interactions in 1D, 2D, and 3D setups – efficient methods and techniques for evaluation of involved high-dimensional integrals. Implications and further perspectives and future plans are briefly discussed and addressed.
|Title of host publication||High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '14|
|Subtitle of host publication||Transactions of the High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart (HLRS) 2014|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
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