Richard T. Scalettar
HONORS AND AWARDS
Charles Nash Award, 2018
Named Distinguisher Professor of Physics, 2017
American Physical Society Outstanding Referee, 2014
UCD Chancellor's Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award, 2009
Elected Fellow, American Physical Society, 2004
EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION HISTORY
Vice Chairman, Physics Department, University of California, Davis: 2009-2011.
Project Coordinator, DOE Computational Materials Science Network: 2006-2009
"Mott Transition in MnO, Multielectron Magnetic Moments, and
Dynamic Effects in Correlated Materials"
Project Coordinator, DOE Computational Materials Science Network: 2003-2006
"Predictive Capability for Strongly Correlated Electron Materials"
Vice Chairman, Physics Department, University of California, Davis: 1998-2003.
Professor of Physics, University of California, Davis: 1997-present.
Associate Professor of Physics, University of California, Davis: 1993-1997.
Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, Davis: 1989-1993.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: 1988-1989.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987-88.
Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986.
B.S., Physics and Mathematics, University of California, Irvine, 1982.

GENERAL RESEARCH INTERESTS: THEORETICAL CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS My research interests are in the study of phases and phase transitions in strongly interacting quantum systems, including magnetism, metal-insulator transitions, and superconductivity. I am currently working on topological materials, disordered heavy fermions, the x-ray spectroscopy of lanthanides, charge density wave systems, and the model Hamiltonians which can be used to describe them. The group is also exploring machine learning algorithms related to these projects. The methodology I most commonly employ in these studies is Quantum Monte Carlo. I am interested in developing algorithms for doing these simulations more effectively. My research is supported by the Department of Energy and the NNSA.

MURPPS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
I am the chairman of the executive committee of a program which provides undergraduates the opportunity to work one-on-one
with UC Davis faculty to do research. Go to this link for more information:
MURPPS homepage

DOE COMPUTATIONAL MATERIAL SCIENCE NETWORK
With Warren Pickett, I lead a group of researchers looking at computational studies of materials with strong electron-electron interactions.
2003-2006 Computational Research Team: Predictive Capability for Strongly Correlated Electron Materials
2006-2009 Computational Research Team: Predictive Capability for Strongly Correlated Electron Materials

LATEST RESEARCH PROJECTS:







MORE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Extensions/Applications of Density Functional Theory
Supersolids
Critical Properties of Disordered Systems
Magnetic Order at Surfaces
Magnetism in Multiband Itinerant Electron and Boson Systems
High Tc Superconductivity
CDW Formation in Electron-Phonon Systems
Superconductor-Insulator Phase Transitions
Quantum Simulation: Algorithms
Random Matrices
FORC Diagrams

CURRENT TEACHING (SUMMER 2019):

Cosmos High School Science Program


ALL TEACHING:

High School and Lower Division:

Cosmos High School Science Program
DOE - ORISE High School Science Program
DARPA High School Apprenticeship Program
MPS Seminar Fall 2013
MPS Seminar Winter 2014
MPS Seminar Fall 2015
Freshman Seminar, Winter 2016
Freshman Seminar, Spring 2017
Physics 9A, Spring 2012
Physics 9A, Summer 2015
Physics 9A, Spring 2018
Physics 9B, Fall 2013
Physics 9BH, Honors Physics
Physics 9C, Electricity and Magnetism, Winter 2016
Physics 40 Spring 2019

Upper Division:

Physics 102 Fall 2016
Physics 110A, Winter 2018
Physics 140A, Winter 2013
Physics 140B, Spring 2013
Physics 115B, Fall 2011
Physics 104A, Mathematical Methods in Physics
Physics 104B, Computational Methods in Physics
Physics 105BL, Classical Mechanics Lab (Numerical Methods)

Graduate:

Physics 200B, Electricity and Magnetism
Physics 200C, Electricity and Magnetism
Physics 200C, Electricity and Magnetism
Physics 204A, Mathematical Methods for Physics
Physics 204B, Mathematical Methods for Physics
Physics 210, Numerical Methods
Physics 215B, Winter 2014
Physics 215C, Quantum Mechanics
Physics 219A, Spring 2014
Physics 241, Quantum Magnetism
Physics 242, Superconductivity
Physics 250, Quantum Monte Carlo
Physics 250, Many Body Methods in Condensed Matter

Seminars:

Physics 293, Cond. Mat. Seminar, Fall 2000
Physics 293, Cond. Mat. Seminar, Spring 2004
Physics 293, Cond. Mat. Seminar, Spring 2005
Physics 293, Cond. Mat. Seminar, Spring 2008
Physics 295, Introduction to Department Research
Condensed Matter Journal Club, Winter 2009
Condensed Matter Journal Club, Spring 2009
Condensed Matter Journal Club, Spring 2010
Condensed Matter Journal Club, Winter 2011
Condensed Matter Journal Club, Spring 2011
Physics 293, Cond. Mat. Seminar, Fall 2012

Summer Schools:

2010 Michigan Quantum Summer School
1998 Nato Summer School in Quantum Monte Carlo Methods
2003 Boulder Summer School in Condensed Matter Physics
2006 Salerno Summer School in Condensed Matter Physics (XI Training Course in the Physics of Correlated Electron Systems)
Complete 2006 Salerno homepage

Some Music:

Wayfaring Stranger
What a wonderful world
Mercy, Mercy, Me (40 years old, but more relevant than ever)
What It's Like
The Magnetic Fields!
This Land Is Your Land, This Land is My Land
Low Budget
Gallon of Gas