Research Projects in Computational Physics

Computational Condensed Matter Physics:

We model materials of interest to both pure and applied research. Both classical and quantum-mechanical models are studied, and close contact is maintained with experiments on the same systems. The latest computational approaches and most modern supercomputers are used to to study basic phenomena in solids such as helium, semiconductors or ceramics and in nanotubes.

Research Projects :

Joan Adler has accepted students either via the Physics Department or via RBNI. Fulltime students are preferred, and only students who can attend group meetings and seminars will be accepted. In addition to a good physical insight, and learning the computational algorithms taught in the Computational Physics class, computations at this level demand knowledge of UNIX systems, visualization techniques, and other modern computing skills such as the use of python. Students taking these projects will gain such skills which are in demand in high-tech industry. This announcement can be viewed as a webpage at http://phycomp.technion.ac.il/~comphy/ad.html with links to further explanations about our recent projects.

A large EU FP7 grant is running till, 2016. Funding for graduate students is part of this project. The project is entitled ``SimPhoNy: Simulation framework for multiscale phenomena in micro and nano systems'' and includes collaboration with industry in Europe. More details here.


Enthusiasm and a willingness to work hard are important. All students are welcome to discuss any of these projects with Dr Joan Adler, Rm 603, Physics. You may also talk with the graduate students in Rm. 316 Physics. Since I will retire in 2019, I will probably only accept joint students from now on.

For details and group publications/movies see the Computational Physics Group Home Page at http://phycomp.technion.ac.il