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Department of Chemistry

 

 

Classical molecular dynamics simulations are routinely used in areas such as chemistry and physics, and are often able to reproduce experimental results. However, these simulations neglect tunnelling effects and zero point energy in the motion of atoms; these effects become important for systems containing light atoms and at low temperatures. The research of my PhD is focused on the theoretical development and applications of path-integral based approximations to quantum mechanics. 

Prior to starting my PhD I completed an MPhil in Scientific Computing at Cambridge and an MSci in Natural Sciences at University College London specialising in Atomic Physics and Physical Chemistry. 

Research Group

Telephone number

01223 336350 (shared)

Email address

sp820@cam.ac.uk