Dr M. Moodley

Dr M. Moodley


BSc, BSc(Hon), MSc – University of Natal (now UKZN), Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
MS, PhD – University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA

Research Interests

My research has focused primarily on the utilization of classical and quantum Monte Carlo methods to solve physical problems. I initially worked on lattice gauge theories studying phase transitions in induced lattice gauge models(quantum chromodynamics). During my PhD I worked on quantum Monte Carlo(condensed matter physics), optimising wave-functions for many-body quantum clusters. I am presently involved in developing computational tools for open quantum systems, in particular, applying the stochastic wave-function approach to various quantum systems.

Teaching 2010

First semester:

Phys231 – Theoretical and Computational Physics Methods

Phys331 – Introduction to Quantum Optics

Second semester:

Phys152 – E&M Engineering Physics

ENEL2NP – Nuclear Physics for Engineers

I am also the coordinator of the Engineering Physics Programme on the Howard College Campus.

Contact Information:

Room 321 H-Block (Westville Campus)
Room 212 DC Building (Howard College Campus)

School of Physics
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Private Bag X54001
Durban, 4000

Tele: +27 31-260-1355\\2776
Fax: +27 31-260-7795
Email: moodleym2{<at>}ukzn.ac.za