Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- 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.
E. W. Brown, B. K. Clark, J. L. DuBois, D. M. Ceperley Path Integral Monte Carlo simulation of the warm-dense homogeneous electron gas. Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 146405 (2013)
E. W. Brown and K. J. Mullen Anti-ferroelectric polarization transitions in quantum-dot-quantum-well arrays. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23 455301 (2011)