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Computational Research

Computational Researchers develop and use software that implements known physical laws to model nature or simulate the workings of nature, thereby making possible approaches to problems that are analytically intractable. Also, some computational researchers develop and implement algorithms for exploring "big data". For example, computational particle physicists have studied the interactions of quarks in hadrons to identify how much mass is attributable to energy and to predict the existence of multi-quark particles that are stable but not yet discovered. Computational atomic and molecular physicists have guided experimental research by evaluating the cross section for an interaction from simulations of millions of events with a wide range of initial conditions. Computational astronomers "created" the current Universe by gravitationally evolving from the Big Bang to the present a cube containing a billion particles of dark and normal matter. Then, they "explored" the simulated Universe to identify galaxies and study their large-scale distribution.

Picture Name Research Area Research Type
Picture of Norbert Bartel Bartel, Norbert Astronomy and Astrophysics
Planetary Physics
Computational
Experimental
Picture of Christopher Bergevin Bergevin, Christopher Biological Physics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical
Picture of Sunil Bisnath Bisnath, Sunil Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Nassim Bozorgnia Bozorgnia, Nassim Astronomy and Astrophysics
High Energy and Particle Physics
Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Radu Campeanu Campeanu, Radu Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Yongsheng Chen Chen, Yongsheng Planetary Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Jurij Darewych Darewych, Jurij Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Claire David David, Claire High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Michael De Robertis De Robertis, Michael Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational
Experimental
Picture of René Fournier Fournier, René Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Computational
Picture of Patrick Hall Hall, Patrick Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical
Picture of Deborah Harris Harris, Deborah High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Michael Haslam Haslam, Michael Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Eric Hessels Hessels, Eric Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical
Picture of Marko Horbatsch Horbatsch, Marko Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Richard Hornsey Hornsey, Richard Biological Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Elaina Hyde Hyde, Elaina Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Cuiying Jian Jian, Cuiying Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Matthew Johnson Johnson, Matthew Astronomy and Astrophysics
High Energy and Particle Physics
Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Tom Kirchner Kirchner, Tom Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Roman Koniuk Koniuk, Roman High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of James Laframboise Laframboise, James Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Siu Ning Leung Leung, Siu Ning Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics
Planetary Physics
Computational
Experimental
Picture of Randy Lewis Lewis, Randy High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Kim Maltman Maltman, Kim High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Louis Marmet Marmet, Louis Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Marshall McCall McCall, Marshall Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Robert McEachran McEachran, Robert Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Chris McLinden McLinden, Chris Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of John Moores Moores, John Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Adam Muzzin Muzzin, Adam Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Brendan Quine Quine, Brendan Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Jinjun Shan Shan, Jinjun Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Gordon Shepherd Shepherd, Gordon Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Allan Stauffer Stauffer, Allan Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Wendy Taylor Taylor, Wendy High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Sean Tulin Tulin, Sean Astronomy and Astrophysics
High Energy and Particle Physics
Computational
Theoretical
Picture of James Whiteway Whiteway, James Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Picture of Zheng Hong Zhu Zhu, Zheng Hong Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical
Picture of Joel Zylberberg Zylberberg, Joel Biological Physics Computational
Theoretical