Steven R. White
Steven R. White (born December 26, 1959 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego; he then received his Ph.D. at Cornell University, where he was a shared student with Kenneth Wilson and John Wilkins. He is most known for inventing the Density Matrix Renormalization Group (DMRG) in 1992. This is a numerical variational technique for high accuracy calculations of the low energy physics of quantum many-body systems. His over one hundred seventy papers on this and related subjects have been used and cited widely—his most cited article has received about four thousand citations.
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship, 1982–1985
- Andrew D. White Supplementary Fellowship, 1982–1985
- IBM Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1988–1989
- American Physical Society, Fellow, 1998
- American Physical Society, Division Councillor for Computational Physics, 1999
- American Physical Society Aneesur Rahman Prize, 2003
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2008)
- Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2016)
- Physical Review Letters Milestone Paper of 1992 (Honored 2008)
- Perimeter Distinguished Visiting Research Chair (2012-present)
Most cited publications
- S.R., White, "Density Matrix Formulation for Quantum Renormalization Groups," Physical Review Letters 69, 2863 (1992). Cited 2416 times, according to Web of Science, October, 2014; over 4000 citations, according to Google Scholar, April, 2016.
- S.R., White, "Density Matrix Algorithms for Quantum Renormalization Groups," Physical Review B 48, 10345-10356 (1993). Cited 1598 times.
- N.E. Bickers, D.J. Scalapino, and S.R. White, "Conserving Approximations for Strongly Correlated Electron Systems: Bethe-Salpeter Equation and Dynamics for the Two-Dimensional Hubbard Mobel," Physical Review Letters, 62, 961 (1989). Cited 657 times.
- 2003 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics Recipient: Steven R. White, American Physical Society, retrieved 2016-04-20
- "Four from UCI elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences", UCI News, University of California, Irvine, April 20, 2016