Discipline: 
Physics
Status: 
Available
Level: 
Summer Project
Supervisor(s): 
Dr Anthony Jacko

Suitable for:  Second or third year students interested in theoretical and computational quantum physics; some experience with Linux helpful but not essential.

Project:  Molecular crystals often have strange electronic and magnetic properties; splitting the electron, or having topological spin-liquid states.  In this project the Summer Research Scholar will learn to apply a very successful computational approach, density functional theory, to an exciting new class of molecular materials.  As well as learning new things about these systems, you will learn to use this powerful cutting edge technique, and how to use supercomputers for large scale computation.

Duration:  6-8 weeks.

Contact:  Dr Anthony Jacko, jacko@physics.uq.edu.au or phone +61 7 336 53425; room 434, Physics Annexe (6), UQ St Lucia campus.