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IACS Faculty has Paper Accepted by ACS Nano

A new paper that develops tools for quantitatively interpreting conductance histograms from break junction experiments has been accepted for publication in ACS Nano. The authors of Quantitative Interpretations of Break Junction Conductance Histograms in Molecular Electron Transport are Robert Quan, Christopher S. Pitler, Mark A. Ratner, and IACS Assistant Professor Matthew G. Reuter. Read more ...

Stony Brook’s Got the Power: How One University Earned Four Major Energy Research Awards in Less Than a Year

It took only six months for Stony Brook University to hit an energy research grand slam, earning major federal funding on four projects poised to revolutionize the world’s energy technology. Read more ...

IACS Travel and Event Programs will be the “Talk of the Town”

Sarena Romano

When attending a party have you ever wondered who is behind the food, music, invitations and décor? Hint: It takes someone with excellent organizational abilities, creativity and interpersonal skills. Here at IACS, that person is Sarena Romano who joined IACS in May 2015 as the Travel and Event Coordinator. Read more ...

Graduate Student Na Zhang will attend XSEDE15 with Full Support

Na Zhang

Na Zhang, a Ph.D. student of IACS Affiliate Faculty Professor Yuefan Deng, is invited with full financial support including travel, lodging and registration to attend this year’s XSEDE Conference (https://conferences.xsede.org/). XSEDE is an annual event that showcases the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services. Read more ...

Two New Recruits join IACS and are Awarded Fellowships for Fall 2015

Alex Borowicz, DW Han

Each year IACS awards its New Recruit Fellowship to “stellar,” new incoming graduate students who plan to undertake research related to computational science. The fellowships provide support, primarily in the forms of funding and mentorship, so that high-potential students can thrive in their studies at Stony Brook University. Read more ...

IACS plays prominent role in Singapore’s inaugural supercomputing conference

From March 17 to 20, Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research Computational Research Centre (A*CRC) served as the host of Supercomputing Frontiers 2015, the country’s first conference on the latest developments and trends in high performance computing. There, over 350 supercomputing experts from all over the world, including IACS Director Robert Harrison and IACS affiliate Professor Yuefan Deng, came together to share their latest research at Biopolis, one of A*CRC’s two data centers. Read more ...

IACS Intern Earns Accolades Back Home

Francisco Javier Domínguez-Gutiérrez

Francisco Javier Domínguez-Gutiérrez says he found the inspiration for his current research while interning last spring at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University. Visiting from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City on a CONACyT Research Fellowship, Javier studied laser-assisted atomic collisions under the direction of Dr. Predrag Krstic with assistance from Dr. Robert J. Harrison and Dr. W. Scott Thornton. Read more ...

Handy Users Stretch Beyond the Boundaries of SBU

Professor Alastair Cormack’s group at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University used the Handy cluster at IACS for two sets of calculations. Both used the VASP code to perform quantum mechanical simulations. Read more ...

Distinguished Teaching Professor Inspires Smithsonian Magazine’s Spring Issue

Steven Skiena’s best-selling book Who’s Bigger: Where Historical Figures Really Rank, co-authored by Google engineer Charles B. Ward, takes a new, algorithmic approach to identifying great figures in American history by ranking their cultural impact using Internet statistics. Read more ...