Graduate students, post-docs and professionals from academia, government and industry can acquire skills for scientific computing. Virtual classrooms will be hosted at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and other sites nationwide.
Amy McGovern of the University of Oklahoma has both personal and practical experience with the challenges that females face in having academic and professional careers in computing and the sciences.
Tornadoes, the most violent of storms, can take lives and destroy neighborhoods in seconds, and every state in America is at some risk for this hazard. Dr. Amy McGovern is leading a research project designed to enhance tornado prediction and improve lead time on warnings. NICS provides an update on the project's progress.
When it comes to core-collapse supernovas (CCSNs), their death is pivotal to our existence. Their demise occurs when they violently implode on themselves, littering the universe with the elements necessary for life to occur.
High school and undergraduate students are invited to spend a day immersing themselves in computational science research during the XSEDE13 conference. Participants will have the opportunity to meet peers with similar interests, featuring a bioinformatics panel discussion with national leaders, student-focused talks, a luncheon with researchers, and a visualization showcase.
Many newly formed stars are surrounded by what are called protoplanetary disks, swirling masses of warm dust and gas that can constitute the core of a developing solar system. Protoplanetary disks may potentially become celestial bodies such as planets and asteroids.
The class of proteins that bind to membranes in the body is key to many of life’s vital functions. And not surprisingly, more than half of all modern medicinal drugs are directed at manipulating those proteins.
The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) participated Feb. 28–March 2 in the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Worldwide, buildings are major energy consumers. In the U.S., for example, they use 41 percent of the nation’s primary energy; and in countries across the globe, the building energy consumption is similar, ranging from 30 percent to 40 percent. One way to improve the energy efficiency of buildings is computer modeling and simulation.