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Stony Brook Researchers Discover Ice-like Phonons in Liquid Water

For more than 100 years, scientists have debated what the underlying molecular structure of water is, and the common view held has been that H2O molecules are either “water-like” or “ice-like.” Now through computer simulation conducted at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University, researchers can illustrate that the structure and dynamics of hydrogen bonding in liquid water is more similar to ice than previously thought. Read more ...

Stony Brook Professor Named 2016-17 Distinguished Lecturer for an International Honor Society for Scientists and Engineers

Alexander Orlov, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, has been named a 2016-17 Distinguished Lecturer by Sigma Xi, an international honor society for scientists and engineers. In this capacity, Dr. Orlov will lecture about scientific advances in nanotechnology in the context of energy generation and clean energy to thousands of scientists at Sigma Xi chapter events worldwide at universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers. Read more ...

SBU’s Barbara Chapman to Lead BNL’s Computer Science and Mathematics Group

Barbara Chapman, a leading researcher in programming languages, programming models and compilers, has been named head of the Computer Science and Mathematics Group (CSM) under the new Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). Chapman is a professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science at Stony Brook University, where she serves as a joint appointee affiliated with the University’s Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS). Read more ...

Study Reveals Environment, Behavior Contribute to Some 80 Percent of Cancers

A team of researchers from Stony Brook University, led by Yusuf Hannun, MD, the Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research and Director of the Stony Brook University Cancer Center, have found quantitative evidence proving that extrinsic risk factors, such as environmental exposures and behaviors weigh heavily on the development of a vast majority (approximately 70 to 90 percent) of cancers. The finding, reported in the December 16 online issue of Nature, in a paper titled “Substantial contribution of extrinsic risk factors to cancer development,” may be important for strategizing cancer prevention, research and public health. Read more ...

Researchers Create Atomically Thin Metallic Boron

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A team of scientists at Stony Brook University, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, and Northwestern University has, for the first time, created a two-dimensional sheet of boron – a material known as borophene. Read more ...

IACS Affiliate Michael Zingale Along with PhD Student Adam Jacobs Lead Team to Explore Explosive Star Scenario

See the full article published by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Leadership Computing Facility here: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2015/12/08/titan-helps-researchers-explore-explosive-star-scenarios/ Read more ...

IACS Student Association Kicks Off

“There are many people who do the same research, but we don’t really know each other,” Aimilios Sofianopoulos said. That’s exactly why the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) Student Association was created. Read more ...

IACS Affiliate Kozakov wins LIBH grant of $50K

IACS Affiliate faculty member Dima Kozakov recently won $50K from the Long Island Bioscience Hub (LIBH) for his proposal titled Fast Hybrid Approach For Determination of Structure of Therapeutic Protein Complexes. These technology development grants are a feature of the Hub which represents a partnership between the Center for Biotechnology, Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory to expand technology commercialization and company formation in the region and throughout New York State. Read more ...

IACS Student Na Zhang Wins Silver Medal at SC 2015

Ms. Na Zhang, a doctoral student of IACS Affiliate Professor Yuefan Deng in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, won the silver medal at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Research Competition (SRC) at Supercomputing 2015 (SC15) held in Austin, Texas November 15th-20th. Her winning work was entitled “Efficient Multiscale Platelets Modeling using Supercomputers.” Read more ...

IACS Affiliate Faculty Allen Tannenbaum Appointed to SUNY Distinguished Ranks

Seven Stony Brook University faculty have been approved by the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees for appointment to the distinguished ranks as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. Read more ...

IACS Director Interviewed for InnovateLI

Robert Harrison

As a chemist and a mathematician, Robert Harrison appreciates the vital role computers play in all modern sciences. As director of Stony Brook University’s Institute for Advanced Computational Science and chief scientist of Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Computational Science Initiative, he’s determined to make sure regional scientific and commercial interests appreciate it also. With SBU announcing the arrival of its new high-speed, $2 million SeaWulf computer cluster, the Cambridge University PhD and professor of applied mathematics has a fairly easy sell – even if he prefers you not call it a “supercomputer.” Read more ...

Big Data Research at Stony Brook Gets Big Boost with NSF Funding for Computer Cluster

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Stony Brook University Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) a $1.4 million Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant to acquire an additional high-performance computer system that will further build the University’s computational capacity and big data analyses in research and education initiatives encompassing all fields. Read more ...