Project Scientist, Applied Mathematics and Computational Research Division
Affiliation and Research Interests
I am a Project Scientist in the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE) in the Computing Sciences Area at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I am a theoretical/computational physicist in high energy, cosmology, and condensed matter.
I am currently working on numerical relativity and interfacing the Einstein Toolkit with AMReX.
Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto, where I spent the majority of my time working on theoretical and computational developments for superfluids, superconductors, and Yang-Mills theories. In particular, it was my goal to numerically solve and interpret the equations of motion related to the semi-classical and effective field theories relating to these models.
Prior to my postdoctoral work I was a graduate researcher in the physics department at the University of Minnesota, where I worked on theoretical developments in high energy and condensed matter physics. Specifically, I worked on supersymmetry in Yang-Mills theories, as well as the effective field theory description of superfluid Helium-3 and its relation to color superconductivity in dense quark matter. Publications for these projects are listed below.
Gianni Tallarita and Adam J. Peterson, Non-Abelian vortex lattices, Phys. Rev. D. 97, , 076003 (2018).
Adam J. Peterson, Evgeniy Kurianovych, and Mikhail Shifman, More on two-dimensional O(N) models with N = (0,1) supersymmetry, Phys. Rev. D. 93, 065016 (2016).
Adam J. Peterson and Mikhail Shifman, Low energy dynamics of gapless and quasi-gapless modes of vortices in superfluid 3He-B, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 26, 075202 (2014).
Keith Olive, Marco Peloso, and Adam J. Peterson, Where are the walls? Spatial variation of the fine structure constant, Phys. Rev. D. 86, , 043501 (2012).