Lucas Wagner

Lucas Wagner

Lucas Wagner

Physics Department

Assistant Professor
2131 Engineering Sciences Buliding
1101 W. Springfield Ave
Urbana, IL 61801


Lucas is interested in using high performance computation to simulate complex systems, and draw physical insights from those simulations. One major example of this is using quantum Monte Carlo calculations to accurately describe the wave functions of realistic models of electrons and nuclei, including the correlations that electrons have with one another. Luicas is particularly interested in drawing conceptual information about how the electrons move in a correlated way. This research area can connect directly to experiments, since the calculations are realistic, and also connect to more coarse-grained theory, by solving for the effective physics of electronic systems.

Lucas Wagner Research Group

Research Areas/Expertise:

  • Quantum Monte Carlo calculations
  • Wave functions
  • Supercomputing