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The Chhabra-Landau Lecture Series

January 9, 2019

The Lecture series has been endowed by Dr. Ashvin B. Chhabra (MS Physics, UGA 1984; PhD Applied Physics, Yale 1989) in honor of his thesis advisor, Prof. Landau

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Prof. David Landau

The Lecture series has been endowed by Dr. Ashvin B. Chhabra (MS Physics, UGA 1984; PhD Applied Physics, Yale 1989) in honor of his thesis advisor, Prof. Landau, and acknowledges the hospitality and friendship of the faculty and students of UGA accorded Dr. Chhabra when he first came to Athens from overseas as a graduate student.

The Lecture series celebrates Prof. David P. Landau’s pioneering work in applying Monte Carlo computer simulations to deepen our understanding of phase transitions and more generally condensed matter physics. It also celebrates the role Prof. Landau played in founding the Center for Simulational Physics at UGA and building a diverse and welcoming community of students at the Center. The series focuses on the deep connection between physics and computer science, in particular, the use of computing, or information theoretic ideas, as fundamental tools for physicists to develop novel insights about our world.

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