Computational Physics

A Practical Introduction to Computational Physics and Scientific Computing


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Konstantinos Anagnostopoulos was educated at the University of Athens and at Syracuse University where he obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1993. He has been a researcher at the Institute for Fundamental Theory at the University of Florida, Gainesville and at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen from 1993 to 1999. He held a visiting professor position at the University of Crete from 1999-2004, and in 2004 he moved to Athens where he has been a member of the faculty of the Physics Department of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ever since. His area of expertise is computational physics with an emphasis in theoretical high energy physics, string theory and quantum gravity. He is a world expert in Monte Carlo simulations of such systems, and he has participated in projects run onto the world's largest supercomputers. At NTUA he founded three undergraduate computational physics and scientific computing courses at the senior and sophomore level, which he has been teaching since 2004. The audience of those courses are students interested in theoretical physics, but also students majoring in a wider area of applied mathematics, physics and engineering.