Type: 
Colloquium
Date-Time: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
TBA
Event Speaker: 
David Roundy, OSU Physics
Local Contact: 
Janet Tate
Abstract: 

Abstract:TBA

Biography: David Roundy is Associate Professor of Physics at Oregon State University. His work in Physics Education Research encompasses two primary emphases - thermal physics and computational physics. He also studies the properties of condensed matter systems with a focus on fluid systems, via classical density functional theory. He has developed "flat histogram" Monte Carlo methods which allow for more efficient simulation of equilibrium thermal properties. He has a B.A. in Physics and Chemistry (1995) and a Ph.D. in Physics (2001), both from the University of California at Berkeley. He had post-doctoral appointments at the Massachusetts Instifute of Technology and Cornell University before joining OSU in 2006.

Refreshments: 
Refreshments will be offered half an hour before the colloquium in Weniger 379