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Kevin Schmidt, Professor of Physics
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85287

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Research


My research effort primarily involves using and developing quantum Monte Carlo methods to solve the many-body Schrödinger equation. I am currently working on the properties of clusters of atoms and molecules, the electronic structure of materials, and the properties of neutron matter and nuclei.

When I last updated these, two recent publications which gave an idea of the kind of calculations I do, were:

S. Fantoni, A. Sarsa, and K.E. Schmidt, Spin Susceptibility of Neutron Matter at Zero Temperature," Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 181101 (2001).

J.W. Moskowitz, Z. Bacic, A. Sarsa, and K.E. Schmidt, "Relative stabilities of the two isomers of the methanol-water dimer: The effects of internal rotations of the hydroxyl and methyl groups of methanol," J. Chem. Phys. 114 10294 (2001).


For Fun

Bulb An applet to solve the 1-dimensional time independent Schrödinger Equation. .
Bulb An applet to show the classical motion of a linear diatomic chain.
Bulb An applet to solve the transmission line equations.
Bulb An applet to model Yagi antennas.
Bulb An applet to do some conformal mappings; note this requires a browser with the Java plugin installed.
Bulb An applet to show the Kronig-Penney model of energy bands; note this requires a browser with the Java plugin installed.
Bulb An applet to calculate electromagnetic scattering from a thin straight wire; note this requires a browser with the Java plugin installed.
Bulb An applet to calculate the field lines of sets of charges in two or three dimensions; note this requires a browser with the Java plugin installed.
Bulb An applet to solve the two-dimensional Laplace's equation for a circle in a square; note it requires a browser with the Java plugin installed.
Bulb An applet to solve the 1-dimensional time independent Schrödinger Equation. This is functionally identical to the first applet above, but looks nicer. Note it requires a browser with the Java plugin installed.

Bulb You can download the Java plugin from Sun Microsystems here


Weird Physics

Lunch The middle finger of Galileo's right hand at the Museum of the History of Science in Florence.

Some Notes From My Courses

Document in   Notes on Quantum Teleportation
Document in   Notes on Transition Rates and Cross Sections
Document in   Notes on Quantizing Electromagnetism
Document in   Notes on the Polarization Density Matrix
Document in   Notes on using Coherent States to go from Quantum to Classical Electrodynamics
Document in   Some Useful Books for Classical Electromagnetism
Document in   How to convert between electromagnetic units
Document in   Introduction to Numerical Methods for Electromagnetism
Document in   Sums to Integrals and the infinite system limit
Document in   Using A Transfer Matrix
Document in   The magnetic scalar potential of a current loop
Document in   Green's functions for the driven harmonic oscillator and the wave equation
Document in   Thomson Scattering
Document in   Radiation from a Localized Current Source
Document in   A Review of Spectral Resolution
Document in   Scattering from a Conducting Cylinder
Document in   Lienard-Wiechert potentials and the Larmor formula
Document in   External magnetic field of a long solenoid
Document in   Displacements and Time Delays by Wave Packet Analysis







Icons by Dean S. Jones.