There is no better way to understand physical processes than to see them happening in front of one's own eyes. This is possible to do using Java applets that we have created, which anyone can directly use.

Michael Chiang, Nauman Javed, Vladimir Dobrosavljevic, Eric Pelz, Yohanes Pramudya(left to right) Michael Chiang, Nauman Javed, Prof. Dobrosavljevic, Eric Pelz, Yohanes Pramudya

This facility was originally developed, almost single-handedly, by high school summer intern Eric Pelz, who spent six weeks over Summer 2010 at the NHMFL, as part of Florida's Young Scholars Program. Eric created these Java applets, starting from Monte-Carlo routines developed by graduate student Yohanes Pramudya, under the guidance of Professors Dobrosavljevic and Manousakis. This work continued until May 2011 while Eric completed his senior year of high school. Eric returned to the NHMFL in Summer 2011 and is now an undergraduate at Caltech.

Michael Chiang, Nauman Javed, Vladimir Dobrosavljevic, Eric PelzEric Pelz (right) instructs Michael and Nauman (left) under the watch of Prof. Dobrosavljevic.

In June 2011, our group welcomed two new high school interns, Nauman Javed and Michael Chiang, as part of Florida's Young Scholars Program. Nauman and Michael, under the mentorship of Eric, created new Java simulations, starting from Fortran routines by Professor Rozenberg that modeled resistive switching in transition metal oxides. Currently, Nauman is working on a second resistive switching simulation, under the guidance of Eric and Professors Dobrosavljevic, Zimanyi and Rozenberg. This simulation implements a differing theory for resistive switching based on work published by HP labs. This work, which started in June 2010, continues to this day, although Nauman is completing his senior year of high school in Sanford, FL.

Java simulations

Below are simulations created by this group. Please click "show more..." for a brief introduction to each simulation, or click on its name to open it.