After a bachelor in Physics, a master in Chemistry and a master in applied Mathematics, I did a PhD at the CERMICS lab, under the supervision of Tony Lelièvre and Jérôme Hénin. In my thesis, entitled "Numerical methods for the simulation of rare events in molecular dynamics", I worked mostly with the Adaptive Multilevel Splitting method, applying it to simulate reaction paths for biological systems. I do still work on some projects from my PhD!
I'm currently a postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory (NM,USA), working with Danny Perez and Nicholas Lubbers. My goal is to develop tools for potential fit, more specifically with SNAP. My main project consists in developing a method to predict error bars for long time scale properties. I'm also working on a new version of SNAP for multi element potentials. This is a part of an effort to create new machine learning potentials for fusion materials.
laura.lopes (at) lanl.gov