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Gia-Wei Chern

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
310C JBL
382 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., 2008, Johns Hopkins University
Comscope: Center for Computational Design of Functional Strongly Correlated Materials and Theoretical Spectroscopy
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Brookhaven National Labo
April 09, 2020 – September 30, 2023
AS-PHYS Machine Learning Aided Modeling of Resistive Switching Phenomena in Correlated Electron Systems
Source: U.S. Department Of Energy - Chicago
September 15, 2019 – September 14, 2022
S-PHYS-Numerical framework to enable large-scale quantum molecular dynamics (MD) simulations
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Brookhaven National Labo
August 10, 2018 – September 30, 2019
S-PHYS-Numerical framework to enable large-scale quantum molecular dynamics (MD) simulations
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Brookhaven National Labo
August 01, 2016 – July 31, 2017
AS-PHYS-Numerical framework to enable large-scale quantum molecular dynamics (MD) simulations
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Brookhaven National Labo
August 01, 2016 – August 01, 2016
PHYS 3660: Quantum Physics II
Credits: 3
Continuation of PHYS 3650. Intermediate quantum mechanics including perturbation theory; application to systems of current interest. Prerequisite: PHYS 3650.
PHYS 3995: Research
Credits: 3
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PHYS 5110: Special Topics in Classical and Modern Physics
Credits: 1
Lectures on topics of current interest in physics research and pedagogy. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PHYS 5630: Computational Physics I
Credits: 3
A review of computational methods for differentiation, integration, interpolation, finding zeroes, extrema, etc. proceeding to a concentration on numerical solutions of differential equations, basic spectral analysis, numerical methods for matrices and Monte Carlo simulation applied to problems in classical and modern physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 2660; pre- or corequisite: PHYS 3210 and PHYS 3650, or instructor permission.
PHYS 5640: Computational Physics II
Credits: 3
Advanced topics in computational physics including numerical methods for partial differential equations, Monte Carlo modeling, advanced methods for linear systems, and special topics in computational physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 5630, or instructor permission.
PHYS 7610: Quantum Theory I
Credits: 3
Introduces the physical basis of quantum mechanics, the Schroedinger equation and the quantum mechanics of one-particle systems, and stationary state problem. Prerequisite: Twelve credits of 3000-level physics courses and MATH 5210, 5220, or instructor permission.
PHYS 7995: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent research or practical training supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.
PHYS 8999: Master Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
PHYS 9998: Pre-Qual Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PHYS 9999: PhD Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.