
A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
13 Feb 2006   Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner
While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement involved in nanoscale research  what, why and how. Specific topics include assembly, properties,...

Nanotechnologies, Science and Society: Promises and Challenges
10 May 2007   Contributor(s):: James Leary

The Basics of Quantum Monte Carlo
15 Jun 2007   Contributor(s):: Lucas Wagner, Jeffrey C Grossman, Jeffrey B. Neaton
Quantum Monte Carlo is a highly accurate method to approximately solve the Schrodinger equation. I explain quantum Monte Carlo in a way that should be accessible to someone who is somewhat familiar with quantum mechanics. The discussion is mostly conceptual.Lucas Wagner is a postdoctoral...