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January 2008 - March 2009

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Institute of Technology
School of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics

PI: J. Woods Halley, Fellow

Numerical Studies of Fluids and Disordered Solids

These researchers are continuing their computational research in the fields of electrochemical interfaces, disordered polymers, and Bose-Einstein condensed systems. Some new work on statistical models of the origin of life has been initiated. The computational methods used include direct dynamics, classical molecular dynamics, hydrodynamics, continuum mechanics, and Monte Carlo simulation. The group is developing several new methods, including self-consistent tight binding molecular dynamics and temporally renormalized molecular dynamics, in the course of this research.

Group Members

Sean Bowman, Undergraduate Student
Bjorn Berntson, Undergraduate Student
Larry Curtiss, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois
Yuhua Duan, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Serkan Erdin, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Ivan Fedorov, Graduate Student
Nghiem Thi Minh Hoa, Department of Physics, Hanoi University of Science, Hanoi, Vietnam
Lingling Jia, Groessman Laboratory, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Robert Joynt, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
You Lin, Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Dang Dinh Long, Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Yaroslav Lutsyshyn, Departamenta de Fisica i Enginyeria Nuclear, Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Dat Nguyen, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
James R. Rustad, Department of Geology, University of California, Davis, California
Patrick Schelling, Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Andrew Schofield, Undergraduate Student
Alexander Tchernatinsky, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Nacir Tit, Department of Physics, University of the United Arab Emirates, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Nguyen Thanh Tung, Institute of Applied Physics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Michael Wineman, Supercomputing Institute Undergraduate Intern
Aaron Wynveen, Department of Physics, University College, London, United Kingdom
Peter Zapol, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois
Lin Zhang, Northeastern University, Shenyang, People’s Republic of China
Min Zhuang, Department of Physics, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada