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Alder, B. J.
Oral history interview with Berni J. Alder, 1990 June 18.
Discussion includes use of early computers in statistical mechanics; the development of the Monte Carlo method and his role in the invention of molecular dynamics simulation; the people involved with the Monte Carlo method at Los Alamos and his own colleagues: Edward Teller, Marshall Rosenbluth, Nick Metropolis, Stan Frankel, John G. Kirkwood, Bill Wood; work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; difficulties with acceptance of his work within the scientific Community; computer simulation versus real experiments, past and present; brief account of his personal history.
Theoretical physicist, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, University of California, Livermore from 1955; Prof. Dept. of Applied Science, University of California, Davis from 1987. Born in Duisburg, Germany in 1925; died in 1991.
Alder, B. J.
Frankel, S., 1919-
Kirkwood, John Gamble, 1907-1959.
Metropolis, N. (Nicholas), 1915-
Rosenbluth, M. N.
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
Wood, William W. (William Wayne), 1924-
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Molecular dynamics -- Computer simulation.
Monte Carlo method.
Statistical mechanics.
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Frenkel, Daan, 1948- interviewer.
Battimelli, Giovanni interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA