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UGA faculty, students take part in simulational physics meeting

Members of UGA’s Center for Simulational Physics and the physics and astronomy department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences participated in the IX Brazilian Meeting on Simulational Physics held Aug. 21-25 in Natal, Brazil.

David P. Landau, Distinguished Research Professor and founding director of the Center for Simulational Physics, presented the opening invited talk, “The Ising Model at 92.” He also presented an invited tutorial on Replica-Exchange Wang-Landau Sampling. Professor of physics Michael Bachmannand doctoral candidate Alfred Farris gave presentations, with Farris participating as a recipient of a joint American Physical Society/Brazilian Physical Society competitive travel fellowship.

The meeting included participants from Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.S., in addition to representatives from multiple Brazilian institutions, and featured a celebration of 20 years of these biennial meetings. The concept for this series is based on the annual workshop sponsored by the Center for Simulational Physics.