April Publications

May 17, 2019

Below is a selection of papers that appeared in April 2019 reporting the results of research using the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), or acknowledging the use of Harvard's Odyssey Cluster, Northeastern's Discovery Cluster, and the Boston University Shared Computing Cluster all of which are housed at the MGHPCC.
B. A. Cook, Charlie Conroy, Pieter van Dokkum, and Joshua S. Speagle (2019), Measuring Star-formation Histories, Distances, and Metallicities with Pixel Color-Magnitude Diagrams I: Model Definition and Mock Tests, arXiv:1904.00011 [astro-Ph.GA]
Jing Guo, Guangyu Sun, Bowen Zhao, Ling Wang, Wenshan Hong, Vladimir A. Sidorov, Nvsen Ma, Qi Wu, Shiliang Li, Zi Yang Meng, Anders W. Sandvik, and Liling Sun(2019), Quantum phases of SrCu2(BO3)2 from high-pressure thermodynamics, arXiv:1904.09927 [cond-mat.str-el]
Paul Michael Kielstra and Marius Lemm (2019), On the Finite-size Lyapunov Exponent for the Schrodinger Operator with Skew-shift Potential, arXiv: 1904:08871 [math-ph]
Marius Lemm, Anders Sandvik, and Sibin Yang (2019), The AKLT model on a hexagonal chain is gapped, arXiv:1904.01043 [quant-ph]
Mariana Levi, Jeffrey K. Noel, Paul C. Whitford (2019), Studying ribosome dynamics with simplified models, Methods, doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2019.03.023
Ziqiang Lü, Haiying Gao, Jianshe Lei, Xiaotao Yang, Sampath Rathnayaka, Cong Li (2019), Crustal and upper mantle structure of the Tien Shan orogenic belt from full‐wave ambient noise tomography, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, doi: 10.1029/2019JB017387
Dimitrios Maroudas and Brian D Wirth (2019), Atomic-scale modeling toward enabling models of surface nanostructure formation in plasma-facing materials, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.coche.2019.03.001
Julian B. Mu˜noz (2019), A Standard Ruler at Cosmic Dawn, arXiv:1904:07868 [astro-ph.CO]
Julian B. Mu˜noz (2019), Velocity-induced Acoustic Oscillations at Cosmic Dawn, arXiv:1904:07881 [astro-ph.CO]
Deena A. Rennerfeldt, Joana S. Raminhos, Samantha M. Leff, Pristinavae Manning, Krystyn J. Van Vliet (2019), Emergent heterogeneity in putative mesenchymal stem cell colonies: Single-cell time-lapsed analysis, PLOS One, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213452
Timothy B. Sackton, Phil Grayson, Alison Cloutier, Zhirui Hu, Jun S. Liu, Nicole E. Wheeler, Paul P. Gardner, Julia A. Clarke, Allan J. Baker, Michele Clamp, Scott V. Edwards (2019), Convergent regulatory evolution and loss of flight in paleognathous birds, Science, doi: 10.1126/science.aat7244
Waleed Tahir, Jiabei Zhu, Sreekanth Kura, Xiaojun Cheng, David Boas, and Lei Tian (2019), A Deep Learning Approach to 3D Segmentation of Brain Vasculature, in Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences Congress 2019 (BODA,BRAIN,NTM,OMA,OMP), The Optical Society (Optical Society of America, 2019), paper BT2A.6.
Bowen Zhao, Phillip Weinberg and Anders W. Sandvik (2019), Symmetry-enhanced discontinuous phase transition in a two-dimensional quantum magnet, Nature Physics, doi: s41567-019-0484-x
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Dusty With a Chance of Star Formation
Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold But Still, Is It Just Right?​
Smashing Discoveries​
Microbiome Pattern Hunting
Modeling the Air we Breathe
Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
The Computer Will See You Now
Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Edging Towards a Greener Future
Physics-driven Drug Discovery
Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
Sensing Subduction Zones
Neural Networks & Earthquakes
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
Modeling Molecular Engines
Forest Mapping: When the Budworms come to Dinner
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
The Trickiness of Talking to Computers
A Genomic Take on Geobiology
From Grass to Gas
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
From Games to Brains
The Trouble with Turbulence
A New Twist
A Little Bit of This... A Little Bit of That..
Looking Like an Alien!
Locking Up Computing
Modeling Supernovae
Sound Solution
Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube​
Higgs Boson Spotted in Holyoke?
Crack Computing
Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis
Towards a Smarter Greener Grid
Heading Off Head Blight
Organic Light-Harvesting Antennae
Art and AI
Excited by Photons
Tapping into an Ocean of Data
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