Richard Brower, PhD


About the speaker

Richard Brower is a professor of Physics and Electrical & Computer Engineering in Boston University.  He obtained a PhD in Physics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1969. He has worked in several fields of theoretical and computational physics‚ string theory, hadron phenomenology, Quantum Chromodynamics, lattice formulations of quantum field theory and statistical mechanics and molecular dynamics.

Prof Brower has experience with parallel algorithms starting with data parallel methods on the Connection Machine up to the BlueGene/P and currently heterogeneous architectures: GPU clusters, BlueWaters and the BG/Q. His research on algorithms design includes multi-grid Dirac solvers, cluster algorithms for bosonic and fermionic systems. He serves as the National Software Co-ordinator for the SciDAC software infrastructure project and is a member of USQCD Executive Committee.

Prof Brower’s areas of research interest include:

  • molecular dynamics simulation for biomolecules
  • lattice methods for QCD and statistical mechanics
  • quantum field theory of strings and particles

Sample publications

  • Toward TeV Conformality, T. Appelquist, A. Avakian, R. Babich, R. C. Brower, M. Cheng, M. A. Clark, S. D. Cohen, G. T. Fleming, J. Kiskis, E. T. Neil, J. C. Osborn, C. Rebbi, D. Schaich and P. Vranas, Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol 104: 071601 (2010) [doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.071601]
  • Adaptive multigrid algorithm for Lattice QCD, J. Brannick, R. C. Brower, M. A. Clark, J. C. Osborn, C. Rebbi, Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol. 100: 041601 (2008) [doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.041601]