David P. Landau, Distinguished Research Professor and director of the Center for Simulational Physics, presented the opening plenary invited talk at the International Conference on Computational Physics CCP2008 in Ouro Preto, Brazil.
The meeting is the only international conference on computational physics sponsored annually by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. The title of Landau’s August presentation was “Monte Carlo Simulations in Systems with Complex Energy Landscapes.”
It featured recent advances in simulation methods and their application to the study of spin glasses, lattice proteins and “real” proteins. The last research project was carried out in collaboration with researchers in the UGA Institute of Bioinformatics.