Computational Physics Group

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Computational Physics Group

The Computational Physics Group (CPG) at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) was formed by Prof. Paul Rulis in the spring of 2011 as an independent spin-off from the highly successful Electronic Structure Group at UMKC.  The CPG is composed of student-researchers who are dedicated to the use of computer simulations to help discover, clarify, and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the physical laws that govern our universe.  The primary focus of the group is the realm of theoretical condensed matter physics, but expansion into other areas of physics research and education is never far from our sights.

Electronic Structure

The CPG endeavors to probe material properties through their fundamental electronic structural properties.

Complex Systems

The CPG studies systems from amorphous molecular solids to complex bio-molecules such as DNA.

Global Connections

The CPG constantly seeks opportunities to connect with other researchers around the globe.

The CPG is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. This image shows a few of the general aspects of the materials physics research that the CPG conducts.

The CPG is engaged in the community-wide effort to develop and deploy methods for performing Multi-scale Materials Modeling and for entering a Materials-by-Design paradigm for future materials development.

Bridging the many orders of magnitude that exist in time and length scales between electronic structures and macroscopic properties is widely recognized as a Grand Challenge.

Similarly, the vast search space and narrow application requirements makes the goal of designing materials from the electronic scale up a Grand Challenge. Leading the way with predictive computational methods is essential for success.

UMKC CPG: A Theoretical and Computational Research Group

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