Sean Vig's 2011 GSOC Project

Developing Wigner-3nj Symbols in SymPy

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Hi all,

This adventure into blogging is to document the work I will be doing this summer with SymPy, an open source symbolic mathematics library written in Python. The project will be done as a part of the Google Summer of Code program. This summer, I will be developing a symbolic class for creating Clebsch-Gordan coefficients and will develop the spin algebra in the existing quantum physics module to utilize these coefficients. The gory details can be read in my application. My mentor for this project will be Ondřej Čertík. The project officially starts May 24, but I’ll be diving in once I finish up the last of my finals May 14. I will be documenting my progress on the project throughout the summer through this blog, and anyone interested in this is free to watch for updates once the project is underway. All my work will be pushed to my SymPy fork on github.

That’s enough for now, I’ll be checking back in once I get started in the summer. Now, back to trying to graduate.