Ethan Brown


Contact information:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-413
Livermore, CA 94550
email: brown281 AT llnl DOT gov
phone: (925) 422-6396
fax: (925) 423-5733


  • PhD candidate in Physics at the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, expected graduation 2014
  • B.S. in Physics and B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma, 2008


I am currently a PhD student at the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign under the advisement of Prof. David Ceperley. I am here at LLNL through the Lawrence Scholar Program. My research focuses on Quantum Monte Carlo methods development with emphasis on applications in Condensed Matter systems. Quantum Monte Carlo provides a way to achieve arbitrarily precise estimates of typifying quantities in systems where such measurements are unavailable to experiment or analytics. Though my interests are broad, the systems in which I am currently involved include warm-dense matter, ultra-cold atomic gases, and strongly interacting non-Fermi liquid metals. I have worked mainly with Path Integral methods which afford great flexibility and superior scaling compared to other first-principles finite-temperature computational techniques.

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