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Classical and Quantum Monte Carlo Methods

Course aims

Understand the principles of the Monte Carlo approach, master basic algorithms of classical and quantum Monte Carlo methods, be able to solve simple tasks of the material science via the Monte Carlo methods.


[2] J. Grotendorst, D. Marx, A. (Eds.), Muramatsu, Quantum Simulations of Complex Systems: From Theory to Algorithms, Juelich, NIC Series vol. 10, 2002 (

Advised literature

[6] B. L. Hammond, W. A. Lester, P. J. Reynolds, Monte Carlo Methods in Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry, World Scientific, London 1994.
[7] M. P. Allen, D. J. Tildesley, Computer Simulation of Liquids, Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford 1987.
[8] M. P. Nightingale, C. J. Umrigar, Quantum MC Methods in Physics and Chemistry, Kluwer, Dordrecht - London - Boston 1998.

Language of instruction Czech, English
Code 470-6405
Abbreviation KKMM-C
Course title Classical and Quantum Monte Carlo Methods
Coordinating department Department of Applied Mathematics
Course coordinator prof. RNDr. René Kalus, Ph.D.