Computational Condensed Matter Physics is the numerical investigation of aspects related to substances in their solid state. This includes the numerical study of properties of both crystalline solids in which the atoms are positioned on a repeating three-dimensional, two-dimensional, or one dimensional lattice, and amorphous materials in which atomic position is more irregular. It is designed to recover material properties from simulations of the interactions between a large number of constituents such as electrons, atoms and molecules. It has contributed to improving our understanding of condensed matter systems and has led to fundamental discoveries, such as new phases of matter, as well as numerous technological inventions that have greatly benefited our societies, including transistors, lasers, magnetic resonance devices and high-resolution imaging techniques.
Prof. Michel Kazan (Physics, FAS)
- Energy transport by surface excitations
- Simulation of thermal transport in nanostructures of high boundary densities using ab-initio techniques.
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