Individual and collaborative research projects of researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate and Undergraduate Project students in the Computational Physics group as well as class projects from the Computational Physics course are described below.

Future Undergradaute Students: http://phycomp.technion.ac.il/~comphy/project.html

Future Graduate Students: see the information page about new openings in this group.

  • M. Sc. and D. Sc. Thesis Projects including abstracts and publication listing.

  • Collaborations with Researchers in other groups and departments.

  • Recent Class Projects including downloadable software and html descriptions.

  • Class Projects since 1998 including downloadable software and html descriptions.

  • Selected Class Projects from 1990-7

    1. Animated Simulated Annealing - A. Silverman
    2. Time-dependent Schroedinger Equation - Y. ben Horin
    3. Kronig-Penney Model - I. Nofar
    4. Metropolis and Wolff Algorithms - G. Baum
    5. Lattice Vibrations - M. Goldenberg
    6. Percolation - I. Braslavsky
    7. The Schroedinger Movie - Shai Goldberg
      (Copies of the movie may be ordered at cost: email to phr76ja@phjoan.technion.ac.il )
    8. Computer Simulations for Atoms Inside a Laser Light Potential - Tal Kidan
      (A preprint and programs can be found on our ftp server in directory pub/preprints/KAR and pub/programs/KAR )

  • Group Projects
    1. The AViz Package: This is a MESA implementation for the 3D visualization of crystal data, and solves a problem that arises frequently in condensed matter research. One wishes to quickly (and cheaply) look at tens of atoms in a particular lattice structure, rotate it and add, remove, displace some or all the atoms. Mechanical models are difficult to alter and thus unsuited. Most chemical packages are limited in the number of atoms they can handle, and while commercial packages such as AVS can fulfil these requirements with ease, not all researchers have them at hand on their desktop machines. For AViz (programmed in c), the data is presented in a simple x,y,z format, bonds of the desired length can be included, and results of a simulated annealing or molecular dynamics can be viewed interactively. This package replaces our older Vi3d package with additional features. More information on the AViz page.

    2. Visualization of Graphical methods of Series analysis (VGS): Visualization in condensed matter research is not limited to looking at the atoms themselves. Sometimes one needs to explore multi-dimensional parameter spaces of functions describing, for example, some thermodynamic quantity. One application is to the analysis of results for critical temperatures and exponents from exact enumerations of the magnetization and susceptibility of models of magnetic systems. Here, Pad\'e approximants are taken to the expansions and conclusions are drawn from observing intersections of approximant surfaces in a three dimensional parameter space of two critical exponents and the critical temperature. The VGS package was developed for this need in collaboration with S. Shapira and I. Chang. It is DISSPLA based.

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