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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Quantum Monte Carlo
Seminar:CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:James Anderson
Quantum Monte Carlo is the term applied to several numerical >> methods using Monte Carlo techniques to obtain solutions to >> Schrodinger's time-independent equation of quantum mechanics. The most >> important of these methods, diffusion Quantum Monte Carlo, was >> originally >> suggested by Fermi and discussed by Ulam in the 1940's. In this >> variation the Schrodinger equation is simulated as a modified diffusion >> equation with a collection of particles undergoing random walks. With >> the >> aid of high-speed computers the method has been applied with remarkable >> success to a variety of quantum mechanical problems in chemistry and >> physics. >> >> (( Note: 'Schrodinger' twice above should have an umlaut o. )) >>

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:02 / 01 / 2008
Time:12:15pm - 01:25pm