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An Exciting Discovery on Antarctic Islands: Supercolony of Penguins Discovered

IACS' own Prof. Heather Lynch was featured on CBS News, discussing her lab's exciting discovery of 1.5 mil Adélie penguins on the Danger Islands in Antarctica, which were previously unaccounted for. She credits the use of drones for the recent revelation and discusses how her team’s discovery may impact conservation in the Antarctic.

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Poo Stains Seen From Space Lead to Discovery of Massive Penguin ‘Supercolony'

After noticing the telltale signs of guano streaks on satellite imagery, an international team of researchers set out to count the number of penguins on Antarctica’s aptly named Danger Islands. They found a previously undetected supercolony of over 1.5 million Adélie penguins—a surprising result, given how poorly these aquatic birds are doing just 100 miles away.

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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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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 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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