# Loup Verlet

**Loup Verlet** (1931-) is a French physicist who pioneered the computer simulation of molecular dynamics models.
In a famous 1967 paper he developed what is now known as Verlet integration (a method for the numerical integration of equations of motion) and the Verlet list (a data structure that keeps track of each molecule's immediate neighbors in order to speed computer calculations of molecule to molecule interactions).