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INCITE PIs to Present Results at SC2004

October 1, 2004

The principal investigators of the three computational science projects enabled by the first year of allocations under the U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program will discuss their work in a series of presentations in the Berkeley Lab booth (#139) at the SC2004 conference in Pittsburgh.

INCITE, the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment program, sought out computationally intensive large-scale research projects that could make high-impact scientific advances through the use of a substantial allocation of computer time and data storage at the NERSC Center. A total of 4.9 million hours were allocated to three projects.

The 45-minutes presentations will begin at 1p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the following order:

  • William A. Lester Jr. of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley will discuss “Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Photoprotection via Carotenoids in Photosynthetic Centers.”
  • Tomasz Plewa of the Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes at the University of Chicago describe his research in “Thermonuclear Supernovae: Stellar Explosions in Three Dimensions” and
  • Professor P. K. Yeung of the Georgia Institute of Technology will summarize his work in “Fluid Turbulence and Mixing at High Reynolds Number.”
  • NERSC’s David Skinner will conclude the session with a talk on “Comprehensive Scientific Support of Large Scale Parallel Computation.”

About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high-performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the NERSC Center serves more than 7,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in combustion, climate modeling, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.