With the beginning of the fall semester comes tea and colloquium as has been the department tradition for over 20 years. On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, the department held its first tea and colloquium of the academic year with a robust gathering of faculty, staff and students attending. The week’s invited speaker participated in the event, and department chair Gordon Erlebacher welcomed Michelle Kuchera, Ph.D., assistant professor of computational physics at Davidson College, an alum who was also in attendance.

At 3:30, Dr. Qing Peng of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals gave a talk, ‘Mystery of the formation of <100> loops in irradiated iron.’ Peng discussed defects in iron and the methods by which large scale molecular dynamics simulations allow them to be directly observed. Dr. Peng is an associate professor of physics at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He received his Ph.D. in physics from University of Connecticut in 2005.

The event was held via Zoom.

To see Michelle Kuchera and her research, go to this link.

Click here for more on Peng, and here for an article that discusses Peng’s research.

For more on Scientific Computing, go to sc.fsu.edu.