• The 2022 Chhabra-Landau Lecture

    Columbia University Professor Andrew Millis presents his talk titled "Meeting Dirac’s Challenge: Quantum Many-body Physics in the 21st Century" In-person and Online.

    The 2022 Chhabra-Landau Lecture takes place on April 7 at 3:55-4:55 PM in the Physics Auditorium (Rm. 202) and virtually on Zoom. Our guest speaker is Professor Andrew Millis from the Physics Department at Columbia University. He provided the following introduction for his talk titled "Meeting Dirac’s Challenge: Quantum Many-body Physics in the 21st Century":

    In 1929 Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac wrote, with complete theoretical justification, “The underlying physical laws necessary for the mathematical theory of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known” and he continued , “... the difficulty is only that the exact application of these laws leads to equations much too complicated to be soluble. It therefore becomes desirable that approximate practical methods of applying quantum mechanics should be developed, which can lead to an explanation of the main features of complex atomic systems without too much computation.’’ This talk will present recent spectacular progress towards meeting Dirac’s challenge. The key insight, important on multiple levels, is that the quantum many-body problem is in essence a big data problem, with the solutions all revolving around appropriate compression of information. Crucial to the practical solution is a multimessenger approach demanding consistency between different methods. Specific examples and important open questions and challenges will be discussed.


  • 2021 Chhabra-Landau Lecture with Dr. Roberto Car

    His Lecture, Machine Learning Based Ab-Initio Molecular Dynamics, was presented via Zoom on April 1.


  • Inaugural Chhabra-Landau Lecture Series Kicks Off

    The first lecture in this annual series was given by Dr. Sharon Glotzer, recipient of the 2019 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics.

    Dr. Ashvin B. Chhabra, Dr. Sharon Glotzer, and Dr. David P. Landau


  • Members of the Center for Simulational Physics played major roles in the X Brazilian Meeting on Simulational Physics in August, 2019

    Inspired by the annual international Workshop hosted by the Center for Simulational Physics (CSP), the Brazilian Meeting on Simulational Physics (BMSP) brings together researchers from throughout the world in an effort to promote simulational physics...



  • Prof. David P. Landau elected as new Chair of the IUPAP C20 Commisssion on Computational Physics

    Landau was elected at the General Assembly Meeting of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


  • Prof. David P. Landau presented the Keynote Invited Lecture at CompPhys17

    CompPhys17 is the 18th International NTZ-Workshop on New Developments in Computational Physics


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