publication . Article . 2005

Marshall Rosenbluth and the Metropolis algorithm

James E. Gubernatis;
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  • Published: 27 Apr 2005 Journal: Physics of Plasmas, volume 12, page 57,303 (issn: 1070-664X, eissn: 1089-7674, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AIP Publishing
The 1953 publication, "Equation of State Calculations by Very Fast Computing Machines" by N. Metropolis, A. W. Rosenbluth and M. N. Rosenbluth, and M. Teller and E. Teller [J. Chem. Phys. 21, 1087 (1953)] marked the beginning of the use of the Monte Carlo method for solving problems in the physical sciences. The method described in this publication subsequently became known as the Metropolis algorithm, undoubtedly the most famous and most widely used Monte Carlo algorithm ever published. As none of the authors made subsequent use of the algorithm, they became unknown to the large simulation physics community that grew from this publication and their roles in its...
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free text keywords: Condensed Matter Physics, Metropolis–Hastings algorithm, Monte Carlo method in statistical physics, Monte Carlo algorithm, Physics, Monte Carlo method, Equation of State Calculations by Fast Computing Machines, Equation of state, Statistical physics
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