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A little history

- 1952, Metropolis, Rosenbluth, Teller: Monte Carlo on 32 Hard disks

- 1957, Alder: Molecular Dynamics of hard spheres; microscopic vortices!

- 1964, Rahman, Verlet: Lennard Jones fluid

- 1968-70, Hoover, Ree: Melting transition for hard disks and hard spheres, then for soft (LJ) spheres!

- 1970: Harvest time for Liquid State Physics; more complex fluids, too (water, polymers, ...)

- 1987: Holian, Hoover, Posch: Irreversibility explained

- 1990+ : Diversification, Simulation as standard method in StatMech

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F. J. Vesely / University of Vienna