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Dusty with a Chance of Star Formation

by Helen Hill for MGHPCC News

Grant Wilson is a professor of astronomy at Umass Amherst. Wilson’s research lies at the intersection of new cameras and telescopes that operate at millimeter and submillimeter (mm/submm) wavelengths and the science enabled by them; science with the potential to shed new light on how galaxies and the stars they hold, form and evolve. Continue reading Dusty with a Chance of Star Formation

UMass Amherst Geoscientist Receives $525,000 Grant to Study Earthquake Zones Around the World

AMHERST, Mass. – Geoscientist Haiying Gao, a seismologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently received a five-year, $525,800 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to model and compare five subduction zones across the globe where large earthquakes have occurred, for the first time characterizing their fundamental differences and similarities. Continue reading UMass Amherst Geoscientist Receives $525,000 Grant to Study Earthquake Zones Around the World

Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials

Jon Machta, an emeritus professor of physics at UMass Amherst, works in the area of theoretical condensed matter and statistical physics. Statistical physicists use probability theory to study behavior of many-particle systems whose exact microscopic state is uncertain. Current research in his group involves theoretical and computational studies of spin and fluid systems, synchrony in ecology, and the development of algorithms to study these systems. Continue reading Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials

Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale

by Helen Hill for MGHPCC

Zlatan Aksamija, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, uses computers at the MGHPCC to carry out nanomolecular materials modeling experiments exploring the thermoelectric behavior of materials for use in energy applications. Continue reading Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale