PHYS 498 CMP - Computing in Physics

Semesters Offered

Computation in PhysicsPHYS498CMP68389LEC31000 - 1120 M W  158 Loomis Laboratory Bryan K Clark

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in physics intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.


3 hours

Section Description

This is an immersive advanced computational physics course. The course is centered on six computational projects which students will program from scratch and simulate. The course will develop both computing skills as well as physics subject-knowledge in the project areas. Working on these projects will span much of class-time and all of the homework; occasional lecturing will be used to supplement the knowledge necessary to accomplish the projects. The projects include: building a quantum computing simulator, simulating the Ising model through Monte Carlo and RG approaches, machine learning and the brain, evolution, chemistry from physics, and condensed matter (topological insulators and superconductivity).