Classes

AP/PHY 278 Computational Physics of Solids and Fields

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

This is a completely revamped advanced computational physics course. This course will be split into two segments: first half will be computational physics of solids and computational quantum chemistry, and the second half will focus on computational physics of fields including light-matter interactions and transport. Our mission is simple: how do we compute properties of quantum materials and their response to light, temperature and external perturbations? We will note that properties...

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ES 170: Engineering Quantum Mechanics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

As a first course in quantum mechanics, tailored for engineering, applied mathematics and computer science students, this course will teach concepts needed to engineer a quantum world, to understand quantum mechanical properties of materials and build an intuition for quantum information science. The course will be a hybrid of lectures on theory, state-of-the-art computational methods ('theory-lab') in quantum simulations and we will use IBM Q Experience, an open access quantum computer. Topics will include periodic potentials and the tight-binding approach, quantizing vibrations in...

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ES 170: Engineering Quantum Mechanics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

As a first course in quantum mechanics, tailored for engineering, applied mathematics and computer science students, this course will teach concepts needed to engineer a quantum world, to understand quantum mechanical properties of materials and build an intuition for quantum information science. The course will be a hybrid of lectures on theory, state-of-the-art computational methods ('theory-lab') in quantum simulations and we will use IBM Q Experience, an open access quantum computer. Topics will include periodic potentials, quantizing vibrations in solids, spin matrices, an...

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APPHY 278: Computational Physics of Solids and Fields

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

Graduate-level class in computational physics. Suitable for advanced undergraduates. Teaching Fellow:  Jennifer Coulter

This course will introduce students to advanced state-of-the-art techniques in computational physics of fields and solids, covering ground-state and excited-state phenomena. This course will focus on transport methods including Boltzmann Transport Methods (and associated numerical challenges with 3D electron and...

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