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.
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 05-01 05-08 05-15 05-22 05-29 06-05 06-12 06-19 06-26 07-03