Simulating Nature: An Introduction to High Performance Computing
JHU Intersession 2016
Classroom: Bloomberg 464
M,T,Th  10:00-11:45 am
Syllabus Link

Thomas O'Connor:

office: Bloomberg 329,

email: toconnor@jhu.ed

office hours:

Th 1:00-3:00

Joel Clemmer:

office: Bloomberg 329,

email: jclemme3@jhu.ed

office hours:

M, T 1:00-3:00

Course Files on JHBox: Link

All course files and homework assignments will be distributed on JHBox. You can access our course folder from the link above or you from

Course Overview

In this course you will learn to conduct, visualize, and analyze molecular dynamics simulations on the high performance super computers at Johns Hopkins. Rather than emphasizing the mathematics of modeling materials, this course will teach you the core skills necessary to start simulating and exploring materials on your computer, allowing you to build a physical intuition for their behavior on your own terms. Together, we will simulate a variety of material phenomena spanning a broad range of disciplines (biology, engineering, physics, ...). We hope that by exploring these systems, you will gain an appreciation for the complexities of the material world, as well as a valuable skill that you can apply to your future pursuits and curiosities.

Here are some videos highlighting systems we'll study together. We're excited to see what new systems you will add to this list!