Fundamental Physics Researcher Wins Prize from APS

The American Physical Society annually awards the Aneesur Rahman prize to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in computational physics research. The 2002 recipient is David Landau of the University of Georgia, an investigator in the Fundamental Physics program. The citation for the award reads as follows:

"For the development of accurate Monte Carlo sampling and Renormalization Group Techniques, the study of the kinetics of aggregation and gelation in polymer systems, and for numerous contributions to the development and application of molecular dynamics and kinetic Monte Carlo methods."
Landau, who is director of the Center for Simulational Physics at the University of Georgia, was also recently selected as a Senior Teaching Fellow (for excellence in teaching) by the University of Georgia. As well, his vita shows earlier awards for his experimental research.

The APS web site for this announcement is at