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Dr. West's background is in computational quantum theory. He is interested in the interface between quantum systems and classical computing, including classical simulation of many-body quantum systems, classical computing in quantum cryptography, and quantum approaches to problems in classical computing and complexity theory.
Dr. West also maintains an association with the Physics Education Research group. His interests in pedagogical research include teaching tools for advanced topics in quantum theory, novel teaching methods in introductory physics for life science (IPLS) courses, and improved approaches to laboratory coursework, including course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs).
- Werth, A., West, C. G., Sulaiman, N. And Lewandowski, H. J. (2023). Enhancing students' views of experimental physics through a course-based undergraduate research experience. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 19(2), 020151. https://journals.aps.org/prper/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.19.020151
- Werth, Alexandra, West, C.G., and Lewandowski, H.J. (2022). Impacts on student learning, confidence, and affect in a remote, large-enrollment, course-based undergraduate research experience in physics. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18, 010129. https://journals.aps.org/prper/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010129
- Prakash, A., West, C. G., & Wei, T. C. (2016). Detection of gapped phases of a one-dimensional spin chain with on-site and spatial symmetries. Physical Review B, 94(4), 045136. https://journals.aps.org/prb/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevB.94.045136
- West, C. G., Garcia-Saez, A., & Wei, T. C. (2015). Efficient evaluation of high-order moments and cumulants in tensor network states. Physical Review B, 92(11), 115103. https://journals.aps.org/prb/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevB.92.115103