Dr. Scott N. Walck, professor of physics, published “Functional Programming for Physics Geeks,” with No Starch Press. The book, a culmination of a decade of Dr. Walck finding innovative ways to teach computational physics to LVC students, is available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. “Functional Programming for Physics Geeks” is the first book in the world to combine functional programming with physics at the undergraduate level.
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Dr. David Lyons, professor of mathematical sciences, received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for “CQIS: RUI: Entanglement and Applications via Local and Permutational Symmetry earlier this month. The $175,000 grant is the fourth NSF grant received for the student-faculty research conducted by the Mathematical Physics Research Group (MPRG). Dr. Scott Walck, chair and professor of physics, co-directs MPRG and was co-principal investigator on the first three grants with Dr. Lyons.
Daniel J. Upchurch ’16 (physics), Mark A. Peters ’17 (actuarial science and mathematics double major), Nathaniel P. Gibbons ’18 (physics and mathematics double major), and Ezekiel W. Wertz ’18 (physics major, mathematics and computer & data science double minor) co-authored an article, Local Paul Stabilizers of Symmetric Hypergraph States, in the May issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical (Vol. 50, No. 24).
They co-authored the article with faculty mentors Dr. David Lyons, professor of mathematical sciences, and Dr. Scot Walck, chair and professor of physics. The paper, which focused on quantum information science, was largely the result of the students’ summer research projects with the LVC Mathematical Physics Research Group.