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COLLOQUIUM OF THE COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE CENTER
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THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL & DATA SCIENCES
(CSI 898-Sec 001)
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A Retrospective.
45 Years of Computational Atomic and Molecular Physics: What Have We Learned
Barry Schneider
Applied and Computational Mathematics Division
Information Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Atomic and molecular physics was an early beneficiary of the development
of electronic computation. Luckily, most of the interactions between
electrons and nuclei are well understood and it appears that all that
remains is to “turn the crank”. In retrospect, this was not that simple.
These are complex many-body systems and in order to overcome the
exponential scaling of these computations with the number of particles,
clever algorithms and efficient codes needed to be developed. In this
talk I will describe a number of the important developments that have
taken place over the past four decades and how they have impacted our
qualitative and quantitative understanding of scattering processes and the
interaction of radiation with matter.
September 12, 2016
4:30 pm
Exploratory Hall, room 3301
Fairfax Campus
Refreshments will be served at 4:15 PM.
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Find the schedule at http://www.cmasc.gmu.edu/seminars.htm