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.