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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

David Ceperley

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Dates

December 26, 1949 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Ceperley, David

Biography

Abstract

David Ceperley worked as a staff scientist at both Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. In 1987, he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Department of Physics. He researches quantum Monte Carlo methods and quantum many-body systems.

Important Dates

December 26, 1949Birth, Charleston (W. Va.).

1971Obtained BS in Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1976Obtained PhD in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1976 – 1977Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (Laboratoire Gravitation et cosmologie relativistes).

1977 – 1978Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University.

1978 – 1981Staff Scientist, National Resource for Computation in Chemistry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

1981 – 1987Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

1985 – 1986Visiting Professor, University of Trent (Università degli studi di Trento).

1987 – presentResearch Scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (1987-present), and Associate Director of Applications, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (1997-1998), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

1987 – presentAssociate Professor of Physics (1987-1991) and Professor of Physics (1991-present), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

1991 – 1994Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1992Fellow, American Physical Society.

1998Awarded Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics, American Physical Society.

1999Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2002 – 2003Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

2006 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Computational physicist.

Places

Birth

Charleston (W. Va.)

Undergraduate Education

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Graduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Employment

Livermore (Calif.)

Champaign (Ill.)

Subjects

Computer science.

Condensed matter.

Monte Carlo method.

Superfluidity.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at Rutgers University.

Alder, B. J.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Anastasio, Michael R.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Anderson, A. C. (Ansel Cochran), 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Anderson, John D., 1930-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Batzel, Roger Elwood

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Drickamer, H. G. (Harry George), 1918-2002

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ginsberg, Donald M.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Goldenfeld, Nigel

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Greene, Laura H.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Klein, Miles V., 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kruer, William L.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lebowitz, Joel Louis, 1930-

Both employed at Rutgers University.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lindl, John

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

May, Michael M., 1925-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Miller, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Nuckolls, John Hopkin

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Pandharipande, V. R.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Post, Richard F.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Simmons, Ralph Oliver

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Sullivan, Jeremiah D.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Tarter, C. B.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Institutions

Major Positions

Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon

Visiting Professor.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Staff Scientist, National Resource for Computation in Chemistry.

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Staff Scientist.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Research Scientist and Associate Director of Applications.

Università degli studi di Trento

Visiting Professor.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Fellow and received 1998 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (Physics) in 1976.

Laboratoire "Gravitation et cosmologie relativistes" (France)

Postdoctoral Fellow.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Staff Scientist.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Rutgers University. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Postdoctoral Fellow.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (Physics) in 1971.

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