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Vito Scarola - April 10, 2009 - 12pm - WEB 3760

Open Source Software for Physics Simulations

Theoretical studies in quantum many-body physics often rely on numerical algorithms to make progress in understanding complex correlated states of quantum matter. Historically, most researchers have independently developed and maintained codes to tackle their own specific problems. There is an ongoing effort to systematically incorporate and unify these codes into one comprehensive framework: the ALPS (Algorithms and Libraries for Physics Simulations) project. The ALPS project is an open source effort designed to promote learning and software reuse in the physics community. I will describe the ALPS framework for front end use, data storage and development. I will relate some of my own experiences working on the project and discuss open problems met by users and developers.

Short Bio

Vito Scarola is a computational physicist simulating models of quantum condensed matter. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher working in a joint position between UC Berkeley and ETH Zurich.

Raw Schedule from First Session

=== VACET === 
Emanuele - Scidat
Hao - Topology

=== Vislunch Schedule === 
02-06  Hao & Carlos - uncertainty
02-13  Carson
02-20  Erik - timeseries
02-27  Hao  - detection of critical points
03-06  Erik  
03-13  Mathias
03-20  Lin & Tiago
03-27  Tiago 
04-03  Emanuele
04-10  Julien Tierny
04-17  Luiz & Alex
04-24  Huy