James Daniel Whitfield

|Associate Professor
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Associate Professor of Physics

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Wilder, Room 248
HB 6127


Physics and Astronomy


  • Ph. D. Harvard University
  • M. A. Harvard University
  • B. S. Morehouse College

Selected Publications

  • Riley W. Chien, Sha Xue, Tarini S. Hardikar, Kanav Setia, and James D. Whitfield. Analysis of superfast encoding performance for electronic structure simulations Physical Review A 100:032337 (2019)

  • V Havlíček, M Troyer, James Daniel Whitfield. Operator locality in the quantum simulation of fermionic models. Physical Review A, 95(3):032332 (2017)

  • James Daniel Whitfield, V Havlíček, M Troyer. Local spin operators for fermion simulations. Physical Review A, 94(3):030301 (2016)

  • James Daniel Whitfield, Z Zimborás. On the NP-completeness of the Hartree-Fock method for translationally invariant systems. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 141(23):234103 (2014) 

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