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Learn the Secrets to Essential Presentation Skills

With the New Year comes new experiences and opportunities, and the IACS Student Association does not disappoint! Starting Spring 2018, the Student Association will be changing their Student Seminar Series to allow participants a chance to discuss and present their research in a much more relaxed environment in front of an audience with a wide variety of backgrounds. 

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STRIDE Fellows Translate Research Into Policy

Funded by a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation grant and implemented by the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), STRIDE prepares the next generation of scientists to translate complex data-enabled research into informed decisions and sound policies.

 

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Olympiad Contestants Practice at IACS

Middle and high school students and their parents from across Long Island gathered at IACS on Sunday, January 14 to practice for the upcoming NACLO contest.

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Strengthening Application Resilience: Professor Barbara Chapman wins NSF SPX Award

Significant research in the area of computational power and large-scale application efficiency is being conducted by Professor Barbara Chapman, one of the latest computer science faculty members to receive an NSF funding award.  Chapman has won the NSF Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme, otherwise known as an SPX award, for her research entitled, Cross-layer Application-Aware Resilience at Extreme Scale (CAARES).

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Former IACS visiting postdoc receives prestigious Humboldt Award

Dr. Javier Dominguez Gutierrez has just received word that he has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, which he will undertake in Garching, Germany at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics.  He will be working on machine learning algorithms and applications in Plasma-Material Interactions (PMI) for fusion.

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Designing New Metal Alloys Using Engineered Nanostructures

Stony Brook University assistant professor Jason Trelewicz brings his research to design and stabilize nanostructures in metals to Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials

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IACS Deputy Director Alan Calder IACS Affiliate Faculty Michael Zingale awarded 40M processor hours

IACS Deputy Director Alan Calder (Co-PI) and IACS Affiliate Faculty Michael Zingale (PI), both from the Physics and Astronomy Department, were awarded 40M processor hours through the INCITE Leadership Computing program sponsored by the US Department of Energy.

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Caribbean Islands Reveal a “Lost Word” of Ancient Mammals

Although filled with tropical life today, the Caribbean islands have been a hotspot of mammal extinction since the end of the last glaciation, some 12,000 years ago. Since people also arrived after that time, it has been impossible to determine whether natural changes or human influence are most responsible for these extinctions.

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Heather Lynch, IACS faculty member, develops NASA data contest

Heather Lynch, an IACS faculty member, has developed a NASA-funded web tool, Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD), to check on four species of Antartic penguins. 

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IACS student journeys to Tokyo to present his work

An exceptional presentation was given by one of IACS’ distinguished physics graduate students, Donald Willcox, at the first annual Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Computational Physical Science (ITCPS) meeting hosted by the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The workshop took place in Japan from October 2-8, 2017.

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NECPhon 2017 is a Success!

The 11th annual Northeast Computational Phonology (NECPhon) meeting took place at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University this past weekend. 

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IACS Faculty Jason Trelewicz helps design alloy films for fusion reactors

IACS core faculty member Jason Trelewicz, and his research team from the Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Department at Stony Brook, tests alloy thin films with Ti and Cr to meet performance requirement for fusion reactor applications - with novel results.

 

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Simulation demonstrates how exposure to plasma makes carbon nanotubes grow

Research performed at PPPL with collaborators from Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook has shown how plasma causes exceptionally strong, microscopic structures known as carbon nanotubes to grow. Such tubes, measured in billionths of a meter, are found in everything from electrodes to dental implants and have many advantageous properties. In principle, they have a tensile strength, or resistance to breaking when stretched, 100 times greater than that of a same-sized length of steel wire.

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