The Computational Physics program reflects the ever-increasing use of
computational methods in all areas of physics. Appropriate computational
techniques are incorporated at all instructional levels, from introductory to
masters level. Computational Physics also provides a unifying emphasis for much
of the research in the Department.
The program has generated over $100,000 in external funding over the
past 2 years.
The program has a strong link to the Ohio Supercomputer Center - G. C.
Duncan is a member of several committees for the Center, and has served as
chairman of the Allocations Committee and chairman of the State-Wide Users
Research Challenge, other capital funding, and individual research
grants have helped equip the Department with 8 Sun
Microsystems and 15 Silicon Graphics workstations.
The Department houses a five-machine beowulf cluster providing
powerful parallel computing capability plus access to similar clusters at
the Ohio Supercomputer Center and around the state.
Our facilities and links with Ohio Supercomputer Center have served and
continue to serve as a valuable resource for NW Ohio industry.