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Computational physics

Index Computational physics

Computational physics is the study and implementation of numerical analysis to solve problems in physics for which a quantitative theory already exists. [1]

126 relations: Abdus Salam Centre for Physics, Alan Sokal, Andres Jaramillo-Botero, Aneesur Rahman, Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics, ATLAS experiment, Bascom S. Deaver, Bernd Berg, Bikas Chakrabarti, Center for Radiological Research, Centre for High Energy Physics, Charlie Eppes, Christoph Junghans, Computational archaeology, Computational astrophysics, Computational particle physics, Computational science, Computational X, Computer algebra system, Computer experiment, Computer graphics, Computer Physics Communications, Computer science, Computer simulation, Daan Frenkel, Data analysis, David Vanderbilt, Density functional theory, Discretization error, Dissipation, Douban, Dry lab, Dynamical simulation, Edward Ng, EGS (program), Elaine Oran, Embedded atom model, Engineering physics, Ergodic hypothesis, Eric de Sturler, Farid F. Abraham, Fortran, GADGET, Gaziantep University, Geant4, General-purpose computing on graphics processing units, Geomagnetic reversal, Gerald Guralnik, Glossary of computer science, Hartree–Fock method, ..., Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Houda-Imane Faraoun, Ignazio Licata, Importance sampling, Index of physics articles (C), Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, Integrator, International Journal of Modern Physics, James John Miles, Joan Adler, John M. Dawson, John Pasta, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Journal of Computational Physics, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Lattice (group), Lattice model (physics), List of academic fields, List of mathematics-based methods, List of numerical analysis topics, List of Pi Lambda Phi brothers, List of software for nuclear engineering, Local Elevation, Marius Vassiliou, Markov chain Monte Carlo, Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, Mean field particle methods, Metacomputing, Metadynamics, Michael Creutz, Mike Payne (physicist), Mohammad Sajjad Alam, Molecular Hamiltonian, Monte Carlo method, Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code, Outline of academic disciplines, Outline of applied physics, Outline of computer science, Outline of natural science, Outline of physics, Pablo Rodriguez (computer scientist), Particle, Particle filter, Physical Review E, Physics, Piotr Piecuch, PlanetMath, PlanetPhysics, Quantum jump method, Quantum mechanics, Quasi-Monte Carlo method, Resampling (statistics), Roberto Car, Ronald Fedkiw, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Scientist, Self-avoiding walk, Serpent (software), Simulation, Solar physics, Spectral Sciences Incorporated, Steven Orszag, Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter, Theoretical physics, Timeline of computational physics, Umbrella sampling, University of Lisbon (1911–2013), University of São Paulo, University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Arts and Sciences, Upwind scheme, Variational Monte Carlo, Volodymyr Nemoshkalenko, Voronoi diagram, Warren F. (Pete) Miller Jr., William G. Hoover, Zaida Luthey-Schulten. Expand index (76 more) »

Abdus Salam Centre for Physics

The Professor Abdus Salam Centre for Physics (عبداسلام ادارہ برائے طبیعیات), previously known as the National Centre for Physics is an academic national research institute for physics and mathematical sciences located in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Alan Sokal

Alan David Sokal (born January 24, 1955) is a professor of mathematics at University College London and professor of physics at New York University.

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Andres Jaramillo-Botero

Andres Jaramillo-Botero (born March 28, 1964, in Cali, Colombia) is a Colombian-American scientist and professor, working in Computational Chemical Physics, known for his contributions to first-principles based modeling, design and characterization of nanoscale materials and devices.

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Aneesur Rahman

Aneesur Rahman (24 August 1927 – 6 June 1987) pioneered the application of computational methods to physical systems.

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Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

The Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics is a prize that has been awarded annually by the American Physical Society since 1993.

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ATLAS experiment

ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) is one of the seven particle detector experiments constructed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland.

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Bascom S. Deaver

Bascom Sine Deaver, Jr. (born August 16, 1930 in Macon, GA) is a physicist known for his research into superconductor applications, and is a professor and assistant chairman for undergraduate studies of the physics department at the University of Virginia.

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Bernd Berg

Bernd A. Berg is the Dirac Professor of Physics at the Florida State University.

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Bikas Chakrabarti

Bikas Kanta Chakrabarti (born in Calcutta on December 14, 1952) is an Indian physicist.

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Center for Radiological Research

The Columbia University Center for Radiological Research (CRR) was founded more than 75 years ago to better understand the human health risks associated with exposure to ionizing radiation exposure.

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Centre for High Energy Physics

The Centre for High Energy Physics at the Punjab University, commonly referred to as CHEP, is a national research institute for High-energy physics (or Particle physics), a branch of fundamental Physics.

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Charlie Eppes

Prof.

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Christoph Junghans

Christoph Junghans is a German computational physicist and academic, working in multiscale modeling and computational co-design.

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Computational archaeology

Computational archaeology describes computer-based analytical methods for the study of long-term human behaviour and behavioural evolution.

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Computational astrophysics

Computational astrophysics refers to the methods and computing tools developed and used in astrophysics research.

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Computational particle physics

Computational particle physics refers to the methods and computing tools developed in and used by particle physics research.

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Computational science

Computational science (also scientific computing or scientific computation (SC)) is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary field that uses advanced computing capabilities to understand and solve complex problems.

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Computational X

Computational X is a term used to describe the various fields of study that have emerged from the applications of informatics and big data to specific disciplines.

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Computer algebra system

A computer algebra system (CAS) is any mathematical software with the ability to manipulate mathematical expressions in a way similar to the traditional manual computations of mathematicians and scientists.

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Computer experiment

A computer experiment or simulation experiment is an experiment used to study a computer simulation, also referred to as an in silico system.

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Computer graphics

Computer graphics are pictures and films created using computers.

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Computer Physics Communications

Computer Physics Communications is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier under the North-Holland imprint.

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Computer science

Computer science deals with the theoretical foundations of information and computation, together with practical techniques for the implementation and application of these foundations.

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Computer simulation

Computer simulation is the reproduction of the behavior of a system using a computer to simulate the outcomes of a mathematical model associated with said system.

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Daan Frenkel

Daan Frenkel (born 1948, Amsterdam) is a Dutch computational physicist in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

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Data analysis

Data analysis is a process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions, and supporting decision-making.

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David Vanderbilt

David Vanderbilt is a professor of physics at Rutgers University researching condensed-matter physics.

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Density functional theory

Density functional theory (DFT) is a computational quantum mechanical modelling method used in physics, chemistry and materials science to investigate the electronic structure (principally the ground state) of many-body systems, in particular atoms, molecules, and the condensed phases.

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Discretization error

In numerical analysis, computational physics, and simulation, discretization error is the error resulting from the fact that a function of a continuous variable is represented in the computer by a finite number of evaluations, for example, on a lattice.

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Dissipation

Dissipation is the result of an irreversible process that takes place in homogeneous thermodynamic systems.

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Douban

Douban.com, launched on March 6, 2005, is a Chinese social networking service website allowing registered users to record information and create content related to film, books, music, recent events and activities in Chinese cities.

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Dry lab

A dry lab is a laboratory where computational or applied mathematical analyses are done on a computer-generated model to simulate a phenomenon in the physical realm.

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Dynamical simulation

Dynamical simulation, in computational physics, is the simulation of systems of objects that are free to move, usually in three dimensions according to Newton's laws of dynamics, or approximations thereof.

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Edward Ng

Edward W Ng (born 1939 Hong Kong), Chinese name 伍煒國 is an American Applied mathematician who has also held the positions of senior scientist, senior engineer and technical manager in the U.S. Space Program.

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EGS (program)

The EGS (Electron Gamma Shower) computer code system is a general purpose package for the Monte Carlo simulation of the coupled transport of electrons and photons in an arbitrary geometry for particles with energies from a few keV up to several hundreds of GeV.

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Elaine Oran

Dr.

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Embedded atom model

In computational chemistry and computational physics, the embedded atom model, embedded-atom method or EAM, is an approximation describing the energy between atoms, an interatomic potential.

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Engineering physics

Engineering physics or engineering science refers to the study of the combined disciplines of physics, mathematics and engineering, particularly computer, nuclear, electrical, electronic, materials or mechanical engineering.

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Ergodic hypothesis

In physics and thermodynamics, the ergodic hypothesis says that, over long periods of time, the time spent by a system in some region of the phase space of microstates with the same energy is proportional to the volume of this region, i.e., that all accessible microstates are equiprobable over a long period of time.

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Eric de Sturler

Eric de Sturler (born 15 January 1966, Groningen) is a Professor of Mathematics at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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Farid F. Abraham

Farid F. Abraham (born May 5, 1937) is an American scientist.

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Fortran

Fortran (formerly FORTRAN, derived from Formula Translation) is a general-purpose, compiled imperative programming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing.

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GADGET

GADGET is a free software for cosmological N-body/SPH simulations written by Volker Springel at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics.

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Gaziantep University

Gaziantep University (Gaziantep Üniversitesi) is a public university in Gaziantep, Turkey.

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Geant4

Geant4 (for GEometry ANd Tracking) is a platform for "the simulation of the passage of particles through matter," using Monte Carlo methods.

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General-purpose computing on graphics processing units

General-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU, rarely GPGP) is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU), which typically handles computation only for computer graphics, to perform computation in applications traditionally handled by the central processing unit (CPU).

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Geomagnetic reversal

A geomagnetic reversal is a change in a planet's magnetic field such that the positions of magnetic north and magnetic south are interchanged, while geographic north and geographic south remain the same.

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Gerald Guralnik

Gerald Stanford "Gerry" Guralnik (September 17, 1936 – April 26, 2014) was the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at Brown University.

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Glossary of computer science

Most of the terms listed in Wikipedia glossaries are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself.

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Hartree–Fock method

In computational physics and chemistry, the Hartree–Fock (HF) method is a method of approximation for the determination of the wave function and the energy of a quantum many-body system in a stationary state.

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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is the engineering school within Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).

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Houda-Imane Faraoun

Houda-Imane Faraoun, also spelled Feraoun, is an Algerian physicist and materials scientist who has served as the Minister of Post, Information Technology & Communication in the government of Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal since May 1, 2015.

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Ignazio Licata

Ignazio Licata, born 1958, is an Italian theoretical physicist, professor and scientific director of the Institute for Scientific Methodology, Italy.

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Importance sampling

In statistics, importance sampling is a general technique for estimating properties of a particular distribution, while only having samples generated from a different distribution than the distribution of interest.

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Index of physics articles (C)

The index of physics articles is split into multiple pages due to its size.

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Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics

The Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, also known as by its abbreviation ISPA, is a premier and national research institute of the University of Karachi, engaging the theoretical and applied studies and research into topics pertaining to Astronomy, Astrophysics, Satellite Communication, Space Flight Dynamics, Atmospheric Science, Climatology, GIS & Remote Sensing and other related subjects.

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Integrator

An integrator in measurement and control applications is an element whose output signal is the time integral of its input signal.

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International Journal of Modern Physics

The International Journal of Modern Physics is a series of Physics journals published by World Scientific.

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James John Miles

James John Miles (born 1959) is a Professor of Computer Engineering in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester where he is currently head of department and a member of the Nano Engineering & Storage Technology Research Group (NEST).

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Joan Adler

Joan Elisabeth Adler (born June 13, 1950, in Sydney, Australia) is a computational physicist at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

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John M. Dawson

John Myrick Dawson (30 September 1930 in Champaign, Illinois – 17 November 2001 in Los Angeles) was an American computational physicist and the father of plasma-based acceleration techniques.

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John Pasta

John R. Pasta (October 22, 1918 – June 5, 1981) was an American computational physicist and computer scientist who is remembered today for the Fermi–Pasta–Ulam–Tsingou experiment, the result of which was much discussed among physicists and researchers in the fields of dynamical systems and chaos theory, and as the head of the department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1964 to 1970.

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Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Объединённый институт ядерных исследований, ОИЯИ), in Dubna, Moscow Oblast (110 km north of Moscow), Russia, is an international research center for nuclear sciences, with 5500 staff members, 1200 researchers including 1000 Ph.Ds from eighteen member states (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan).

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Journal of Computational Physics

The Journal of Computational Physics is a bimonthly scientific journal covering computational physics that was established in 1966 and is published by Elsevier.

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Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics

The L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences is a research institution, located in the small town of Chernogolovka near Moscow (there is also a subdivision in Moscow).

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Lattice (group)

In geometry and group theory, a lattice in \mathbbR^n is a subgroup of the additive group \mathbb^n which is isomorphic to the additive group \mathbbZ^n, and which spans the real vector space \mathbb^n.

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Lattice model (physics)

In physics, a lattice model is a physical model that is defined on a lattice, as opposed to the continuum of space or spacetime.

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List of academic fields

The following outline is provided as an overview of an topical guide to academic disciplines: An academic discipline or field of study is known as a branch of knowledge.

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List of mathematics-based methods

This is a list of mathematics-based methods.

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List of numerical analysis topics

This is a list of numerical analysis topics.

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List of Pi Lambda Phi brothers

Below is a list of Pi Lambda Phi notable Alumni Brothers.

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List of software for nuclear engineering

With the decreased cost and increased capabilities of computers, Nuclear Engineering has implemented computer software (Computer code to Mathematical model) into all facets of this field.

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Local Elevation

Local Elevation is a technique used in computational chemistry or physics, mainly in the field of molecular simulation (including molecular dynamics (MD) and monte carlo (MC) simulations).

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Marius Vassiliou

Marius Vassiliou (born 1957) is an American computational scientist, geophysicist, and aerospace executive.

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Markov chain Monte Carlo

In statistics, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods comprise a class of algorithms for sampling from a probability distribution.

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Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences

Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences is a 1966 textbook by mathematician Mary L. Boas intended to develop skills in mathematical problem solving needed for junior to senior-graduate courses in engineering, physics, and chemistry.

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Mean field particle methods

Mean field particle methods are a broad class of interacting type Monte Carlo algorithms for simulating from a sequence of probability distributions satisfying a nonlinear evolution equation These flows of probability measures can always be interpreted as the distributions of the random states of a Markov process whose transition probabilities depends on the distributions of the current random states.

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Metacomputing

Metacomputing is all computing and computing-oriented activity which involves computing knowledge (science and technology) utilized for the research, development and application of different types of computing.

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Metadynamics

Metadynamics (MTD; also abbreviated as METAD or MetaD) is a computer simulation method in computational physics, chemistry and biology.

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Michael Creutz

Michael John Creutz (born November 24, 1944) is an American theoretical physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory specializing in lattice gauge theory and computational physics.

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Mike Payne (physicist)

Michael Christopher Payne FRS is a British theoretical physicist, working in the field of computational physics and theoretical condensed matter physics at the University of Cambridge.

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Mohammad Sajjad Alam

Mohammad Sajjad "Saj" Alam (born 5 January 1947) is an American physicist born in British India (Pakistan after 1947, and Bangladesh after 1971).

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Molecular Hamiltonian

In atomic, molecular, and optical physics and quantum chemistry, the molecular Hamiltonian is the Hamiltonian operator representing the energy of the electrons and nuclei in a molecule.

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Monte Carlo method

Monte Carlo methods (or Monte Carlo experiments) are a broad class of computational algorithms that rely on repeated random sampling to obtain numerical results.

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Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code

Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code (MCNP) is a software package for simulating nuclear processes.

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Outline of academic disciplines

An academic discipline or field of study is a branch of knowledge that is taught and researched as part of higher education.

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Outline of applied physics

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to applied physics: Applied physics – physics intended for a particular technological or practical use.

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Outline of computer science

Computer science (also called computing science) is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems.

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Outline of natural science

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to natural science: Natural science – a major branch of science that tries to explain, and predict, nature's phenomena based on empirical evidence.

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Outline of physics

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to physics: Physics – natural science that involves the study of matterRichard Feynman begins his ''Lectures'' with the atomic hypothesis, as his most compact statement of all scientific knowledge: "If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generations..., what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is...

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Pablo Rodriguez (computer scientist)

Pablo Rodriguez (born 17 April 1972) is a Spanish computer scientist and researcher, who is best known for his research in the mid-2000s on peer-to-peer file sharing and user-generated content.

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Particle

In the physical sciences, a particle (or corpuscule in older texts) is a small localized object to which can be ascribed several physical or chemical properties such as volume, density or mass.

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Particle filter

Particle filters or Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) methods are a set of genetic, Monte Carlo algorithms used to solve filtering problems arising in signal processing and Bayesian statistical inference.

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Physical Review E

Physical Review E is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal, published monthly by the American Physical Society.

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Physics

Physics (from knowledge of nature, from φύσις phýsis "nature") is the natural science that studies matterAt the start of The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Richard Feynman offers the atomic hypothesis as the single most prolific scientific concept: "If, in some cataclysm, all scientific knowledge were to be destroyed one sentence what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is that all things are made up of atoms – little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another..." and its motion and behavior through space and time and that studies the related entities of energy and force."Physical science is that department of knowledge which relates to the order of nature, or, in other words, to the regular succession of events." Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves."Physics is one of the most fundamental of the sciences. Scientists of all disciplines use the ideas of physics, including chemists who study the structure of molecules, paleontologists who try to reconstruct how dinosaurs walked, and climatologists who study how human activities affect the atmosphere and oceans. Physics is also the foundation of all engineering and technology. No engineer could design a flat-screen TV, an interplanetary spacecraft, or even a better mousetrap without first understanding the basic laws of physics. (...) You will come to see physics as a towering achievement of the human intellect in its quest to understand our world and ourselves."Physics is an experimental science. Physicists observe the phenomena of nature and try to find patterns that relate these phenomena.""Physics is the study of your world and the world and universe around you." Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines and, through its inclusion of astronomy, perhaps the oldest. Over the last two millennia, physics, chemistry, biology, and certain branches of mathematics were a part of natural philosophy, but during the scientific revolution in the 17th century, these natural sciences emerged as unique research endeavors in their own right. Physics intersects with many interdisciplinary areas of research, such as biophysics and quantum chemistry, and the boundaries of physics are not rigidly defined. New ideas in physics often explain the fundamental mechanisms studied by other sciences and suggest new avenues of research in academic disciplines such as mathematics and philosophy. Advances in physics often enable advances in new technologies. For example, advances in the understanding of electromagnetism and nuclear physics led directly to the development of new products that have dramatically transformed modern-day society, such as television, computers, domestic appliances, and nuclear weapons; advances in thermodynamics led to the development of industrialization; and advances in mechanics inspired the development of calculus.

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Piotr Piecuch

Piotr Piecuch (born January 21, 1960) is a Polish-born American physical chemist.

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PlanetMath

PlanetMath is a free, collaborative, online mathematics encyclopedia.

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PlanetPhysics

PlanetPhysics is a virtual community with several Internet sites supported by a non-profit organization registered in the USA in an open science, open data, peer-to-peer review mode that aims to help make physics, and related mathematics, knowledge much more accessible, as well as to further develop physical, logical, computational and mathematical physics concepts.

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Quantum jump method

The quantum jump method, also known as the Monte Carlo wave function (MCWF) method, is a technique in computational physics used for simulating open quantum systems.

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Quantum mechanics

Quantum mechanics (QM; also known as quantum physics, quantum theory, the wave mechanical model, or matrix mechanics), including quantum field theory, is a fundamental theory in physics which describes nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles.

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Quasi-Monte Carlo method

In numerical analysis, the quasi-Monte Carlo method is a method for numerical integration and solving some other problems using low-discrepancy sequences (also called quasi-random sequences or sub-random sequences).

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Resampling (statistics)

In statistics, resampling is any of a variety of methods for doing one of the following.

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Roberto Car

Roberto Car (born 3 January 1947 in Trieste) is an Italian physicist, who works on simulation of molecular dynamics phenomena.

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Ronald Fedkiw

Ronald Paul "Ron" Fedkiw is a full professor in the Stanford University department of computer science and a leading researcher in the field of computer graphics, focusing on topics relating to physically based simulation of natural phenomena and machine learning.

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San Diego Supercomputer Center

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is an organized research unit of the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

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Scientist

A scientist is a person engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge that describes and predicts the natural world.

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Self-avoiding walk

In mathematics, a self-avoiding walk (SAW) is a sequence of moves on a lattice (a lattice path) that does not visit the same point more than once.

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Serpent (software)

Serpent is a continuous-energy Monte Carlo reactor physics code capable for highly detailed, three-dimensional burnup calculation.

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Simulation

Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system.

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Solar physics

Solar physics is the branch of astrophysics that specializes in the study of the Sun.

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Spectral Sciences Incorporated

Spectral Sciences Incorporated is a research and development company, located in Burlington, Massachusetts, United States.

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Steven Orszag

Steven Alan Orszag (February 27, 1943 – May 1, 2011) was an American mathematician.

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Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter

Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter (SRIM) is a group of computer programs which calculate interaction of ions with matter; the core of SRIM is a program Transport of ions in matter (TRIM).

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Theoretical physics

Theoretical physics is a branch of physics that employs mathematical models and abstractions of physical objects and systems to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena.

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Timeline of computational physics

The following timeline starts with the invention of the modern computer in the late interwar period.

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Umbrella sampling

Umbrella sampling is a technique in computational physics and chemistry, used to improve sampling of a system (or different systems) where ergodicity is hindered by the form of the system's energy landscape.

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University of Lisbon (1911–2013)

The University of Lisbon (UL) (Universidade de Lisboa,; Latin Universitas Olisiponensis) was a public university in Lisbon, Portugal.

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University of São Paulo

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University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is one of the eleven degree-granting units of the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

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Upwind scheme

In computational physics, upwind schemes denote a class of numerical discretization methods for solving hyperbolic partial differential equations.

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Variational Monte Carlo

In computational physics, variational Monte Carlo (VMC) is a quantum Monte Carlo method that applies the variational method to approximate the ground state of a quantum system.

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Volodymyr Nemoshkalenko

Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Nemoshkalenko was Ukrainian physicist, full member (academician) of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine (1982).

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Voronoi diagram

In mathematics, a Voronoi diagram is a partitioning of a plane into regions based on distance to points in a specific subset of the plane.

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Warren F. (Pete) Miller Jr.

Warren Fletcher “Pete” Miller Jr. (born March 17, 1943) is an American nuclear engineer known for his work in the areas of computational physics, radioactive waste management, transport theory, nuclear reactor design and analysis, and the management of nuclear research and development programs.

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William G. Hoover

William Graham Hoover is an American computational physicist.

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Zaida Luthey-Schulten

Zaida Ann "Zan" Luthey-Schulten is the William and Janet Lycan Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she leads the Luthey-Schulten Group.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computational_physics

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