@article{7900,
abstract = {Hartree–Fock theory has been justified as a mean-field approximation for fermionic systems. However, it suffers from some defects in predicting physical properties, making necessary a theory of quantum correlations. Recently, bosonization of many-body correlations has been rigorously justified as an upper bound on the correlation energy at high density with weak interactions. We review the bosonic approximation, deriving an effective Hamiltonian. We then show that for systems with Coulomb interaction this effective theory predicts collective excitations (plasmons) in accordance with the random phase approximation of Bohm and Pines, and with experimental observation.},
author = {Benedikter, Niels P},
issn = {0129-055X},
journal = {Reviews in Mathematical Physics},
number = {1},
publisher = {World Scientific},
title = {{Bosonic collective excitations in Fermi gases}},
doi = {10.1142/s0129055x20600090},
volume = {33},
year = {2021},
}
@article{10537,
abstract = {We consider the quantum many-body evolution of a homogeneous Fermi gas in three dimensions in the coupled semiclassical and mean-field scaling regime. We study a class of initial data describing collective particle–hole pair excitations on the Fermi ball. Using a rigorous version of approximate bosonization, we prove that the many-body evolution can be approximated in Fock space norm by a quasi-free bosonic evolution of the collective particle–hole excitations.},
author = {Benedikter, Niels P and Nam, Phan Thành and Porta, Marcello and Schlein, Benjamin and Seiringer, Robert},
issn = {1424-0637},
journal = {Annales Henri Poincaré},
publisher = {Springer Nature},
title = {{Bosonization of fermionic many-body dynamics}},
doi = {10.1007/s00023-021-01136-y},
year = {2021},
}
@article{7901,
abstract = {We derive rigorously the leading order of the correlation energy of a Fermi gas in a scaling regime of high density and weak interaction. The result verifies the prediction of the random-phase approximation. Our proof refines the method of collective bosonization in three dimensions. We approximately diagonalize an effective Hamiltonian describing approximately bosonic collective excitations around the Hartree–Fock state, while showing that gapless and non-collective excitations have only a negligible effect on the ground state energy.},
author = {Benedikter, Niels P and Nam, Phan Thành and Porta, Marcello and Schlein, Benjamin and Seiringer, Robert},
issn = {1432-1297},
journal = {Inventiones Mathematicae},
pages = {885--979},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Correlation energy of a weakly interacting Fermi gas}},
doi = {10.1007/s00222-021-01041-5},
volume = {225},
year = {2021},
}
@article{6649,
abstract = {While Hartree–Fock theory is well established as a fundamental approximation for interacting fermions, it has been unclear how to describe corrections to it due to many-body correlations. In this paper we start from the Hartree–Fock state given by plane waves and introduce collective particle–hole pair excitations. These pairs can be approximately described by a bosonic quadratic Hamiltonian. We use Bogoliubov theory to construct a trial state yielding a rigorous Gell-Mann–Brueckner–type upper bound to the ground state energy. Our result justifies the random-phase approximation in the mean-field scaling regime, for repulsive, regular interaction potentials.
},
author = {Benedikter, Niels P and Nam, Phan Thành and Porta, Marcello and Schlein, Benjamin and Seiringer, Robert},
issn = {1432-0916},
journal = {Communications in Mathematical Physics},
pages = {2097–2150},
publisher = {Springer Nature},
title = {{Optimal upper bound for the correlation energy of a Fermi gas in the mean-field regime}},
doi = {10.1007/s00220-019-03505-5},
volume = {374},
year = {2020},
}
@article{455,
abstract = {The derivation of effective evolution equations is central to the study of non-stationary quantum many-body systems, and widely used in contexts such as superconductivity, nuclear physics, Bose–Einstein condensation and quantum chemistry. We reformulate the Dirac–Frenkel approximation principle in terms of reduced density matrices and apply it to fermionic and bosonic many-body systems. We obtain the Bogoliubov–de Gennes and Hartree–Fock–Bogoliubov equations, respectively. While we do not prove quantitative error estimates, our formulation does show that the approximation is optimal within the class of quasifree states. Furthermore, we prove well-posedness of the Bogoliubov–de Gennes equations in energy space and discuss conserved quantities},
author = {Benedikter, Niels P and Sok, Jérémy and Solovej, Jan},
journal = {Annales Henri Poincare},
number = {4},
pages = {1167 -- 1214},
publisher = {Birkhäuser},
title = {{The Dirac–Frenkel principle for reduced density matrices and the Bogoliubov–de Gennes equations}},
doi = {10.1007/s00023-018-0644-z},
volume = {19},
year = {2018},
}