My research interests lie at the interface between statistical physics and biochemistry. I carry out computer simulations of polymer-based protein models using Monte Carlo techniques, such as Wang-Landau sampling and multicanonical sampling, with the goal of gaining insight into the protein folding process.
"Folding in a semi-flexible lattice model for Crambin", G. Shi, A.C.K. Farris, T. Wüst, and D. P. Landau, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 686, 012001 (2016).
"Renormalization group solution of the Chutes & Ladder model", L. A. Ball, A.C.K. Farris, and S. Boettcher, Physica A 421, 171-179 (2015).
Landau was elected at the General Assembly Meeting of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
CompPhys17 is the 18th International NTZ-Workshop on New Developments in Computational Physics
The IX Brazilian Meeting on Simulational Physics included participants from Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the U.S.A, in addition to multiple Brazilian institutions.
Center Director David P. Landau has been awarded a "Doctor Honoris Causa" by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.