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Stuart M. Rothstein: Research

We have a general interest in quantum chemistry and in computational physics and biology. Our current research has the following thrusts: 

1) developing new algorithms for the so-called quantum Monte Carlo computer simulation method to solve electronic structure problems;

2) elucidating protein structure using Monte Carlo methods (simulated annealing) coupled with powerful statistical analysis techniques.

These efforts have a strong interdisciplinary flavour.  Professor Rothstein has a cross appointment in the Department of Physics and can supervise students in either chemistry or physics.