### Computational Physics University of Tsukuba

#### Course Overview

Learn basics of computational particle physics, astrophysics, and biophysics. In computational particle physics, we will start with the basics of Monte Carlo simulations and give an overview of the calculation of hadron mass spectrum by QCD simulation. In computational astrophysics, we will explain the numerical simulation of fluid dynamics, which is important for celestial body formation, from the basics. In computational biophysics, we give an overview of electronic state calculations based on molecular dynamics and density functional theory.

#### Learning Achievement

Learning basics of computational particle physics, astrophysics, and biophysics.

#### Competence

Related to a generic competence "1. knowledge utilization ability" as well as specific competences "1. specialized utilization ability", "2. physical ability" and "4. logical ability".

#### Course prerequisites

Quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics at the undergraduate level are required.

#### Grading Philosophy

The final evaluation is given based on the average scores of three reports for computational particle physics, astrophysics, and biophysics.

#### Course schedule

In computational particle physics, we will start with the basics of Monte Carlo simulations and give an overview of the calculation of hadron mass spectrum by QCD simulation. In computational astrophysics, we will explain the numerical simulation of fluid dynamics, which is important for celestial body formation, from the basics. In computational biophysics, we give an overview of electronic state calculations based on molecular dynamics and density functional theory.

Computational particle physics: quantum field theory and statistical mechanics

Computational particle physics: basics of Markov chain Monte Carlo methods

Computational particle physics: applications of Markov chain Monte Carlo methods

Computational particle physics: quantum field theory on the lattice

Computational particle physics: formulation of lattice QCD

Computational particle physics: lattice QCD calculations (Physical observables and continuum limit)

Computational astrophysics: basics of fluid dynamics

Computational astrophysics: numerical solutions of linear advection equations (basics)

Computational astrophysics: numerical solutions of linear advection equations (applications)

Computational astrophysics: numerical solutions of fluid equations (basics)

Computational astrophysics: numerical solutions of fluid equations (applications)

Computational astrophysics: numerical simulations of gravitational systems and cosmic plasma with Vlasov equation

Computational biophysics: molecular dynamics

Computational biophysics: an overview of electronic state calculations in many-body systems

Computational biophysics: density functional theory

Computational biophysics: Kohn-Sham equation

Computational biophysics: exchange-correlation functionals

Computational biophysics: electronic state simulations for atoms

Exercise

Exercise

#### Course type

Lectures

#### Online Course Requirement

#### Instructor

Ohno Hiroshi,Shoji Mitsuo,Yajima Hidenobu

#### Other information

English lectures on request.

#### Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Ohno Hiroshi

Email address: hohno@ccs.tsukuba.ac.jp

Link to the syllabus provided by the university