|Kevin P. Driver
March 2017: I have moved to a staff physicsit position at LLNL.
My research focuses on using computer simulations to understand
properties of materials in realms ranging from condensed matter
(insulators, semiconductors, metals, minerals) and warm dense matter
(pathways to fusion, planetary interiors) to hot dense plasmas (stars, plasma experiments). Often
understanding these materials and their potential for future
technology involves challengening quantum mechanical effects and/or
exposure to conditions of extreme temperature and pressure that are
currently inaccessible to experiments. Therefore, highly accurate,
quantum, first-principle methods combined with massively parallel high
performance computers are used to calculate properties of materials
based on their electronic structure. The main methods I use
Path Integral Monte Carlo,
Functional Theory (DFT).
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