Grad student Mehta travels to Switzerland for conference, visit to CERN
In September, graduate student Abhiji Mehta travelled to Lausanne, Switzerland to attend a workshop on Continuum Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) Methods sponsored by CECAM (the Centre européen de calcul atomique et moléculaire) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. His travel was supported by an NSF travel grant from the Materials Computation Center at UIUC and by CECAM. At this workshop, Mehta was able to meet QMC experts and learn about several techniques that he can apply to his research.
Since he was in the neighborhood, Mehta also took the opportunity to drop by CERN, where fellow grad student Kevin Finelli, who works on ATLAS, hosted him and showed him around.