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Marlon Brenes Navarro

PhD Candidate

School of Physics
Trinity College Dublin

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Marlon Brenes is a physicist and a chemical engineer from Universidad de Costa Rica.


After graduating he moved to Trieste to attend the joint SISSA/ICTP Master in HPC program under the ICTP fellowship, where he graduated with honours. His project on massively parallel simulations of dynamics in quantum spin systems won the best project prize for his Masters Thesis. After this, he spent some time as a visiting scientist at the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics section of the ICTP developing his research interests in out-of-equilibrium physics of quantum systems and dynamics, disordered quantum systems, statistical mechanics and HPC-related approaches towards the simulation of quantum dynamics. He is currently a PhD student at the School of Physics in Trinity College Dublin. He is funded from a Royal Society Grant “Thermodynamic potential of disordered and interacting wires”.

He is currently working on developing computational implementations to extract non-equilibrium steady states in boundary driven spin chains using tensor networks and on thermodynamics in open quantum systems.

Selected Publications

  1. Many-body localisation dynamics from gauge invariance,
    M. Brenes, M. Dalmonte, M. Heyl and A. Scardicchio.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 030601 (2018)

  2. High-temperature coherent transport in the XXZ chain in the presence of an impurity,
    M. Brenes, E. Mascarenhas, M. Rigol, and J. Goold.
    Phys. Rev. B 98, 235128 (2018)

  3. Massively parallel implementation and approaches to simulate quantum dynamics
  4. using Krylov subspace techniques,
    M. Brenes, V. K. Varma, A. Scardicchio, I. Girotto.
    Comput. Phys. Commun. 235, 477-488 (2019)