November Publications

December 2, 2019

Below is a selection of papers that appeared in November 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, the Boston University Shared Computing Cluster and MIT’s Engaging Cluster all of which are housed at the MGHPCC.
Mengxi Chen, Lin Hu,  Ashwin Ramasubramaniam, and  Dimitrios Maroudas (2019), Effects of pore morphology and pore edge termination on the mechanical behavior of graphene nanomeshes, Journal of Applied Physics, doi: 10.1063/1.5125107
Xueyan Feng, Christopher J. Burke, Mujin Zhuo, Hua Guo, Kaiqi Yang, Abhiram Reddy, Ishan Prasad, Rong-Ming Ho, Apostolos Avgeropoulos, Gregory M. Grason and Edwin L. Thomas (2019), Seeing mesoatomic distortions in soft-matter crystals of a double-gyroid block copolymer, Nature, doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1706-1
Brandt Gaches (2019), The Impact of Protostellar Feedback on Astrochemistry, Doctoral Dissertation – University of Massachusetts Amherst,
Aaron T. Lee, Stella S.R. Offner, Kaillin M. Kratter, Rachel A. Smullen, and Pak Shing Li (2019), The Formation and Evolution of Wide-orbit Stellar Multiples in Magnetized Clouds, arXiv:1911.07863 [astro-ph.GA]
D. Kirk Lewis and Sahar Sharifzadeh (2019), Defect-induced exciton localization in bulk gallium nitride from many-body perturbation theory, Physical Review Materials, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.114601
Xiaorong Liu and Jianhan Chen (2020), Modulation of p53 Transactivation Domain Conformations by Ligand Binding and
Cancer-Associated Mutations, Conference Proc. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 25:195,
Clara Maurel, Patrick Michel, J. Michael Owen, Richard P. Binzel, Megan Bruck-Syal, G. Libourel (2019), Simulations of high-velocity impacts on metal in preparation for the Psyche mission, Icarus, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113505
Aristoula Selevoua, George Papamokosa, Tolga Yildirimc, Hatice Duran, Martin Steinhart and George Floudas (2019), Eutectic liquid crystal mixture E7 in nanoporous alumina. Effects of confinement on the thermal and concentration fluctuations, RSC Adv., doi: 10.1039/C9RA08806G
Soplata, Austin Edward (2019), A Thalamocortical Theory of Propofol Phase-amplitude Coupling, Doctoral Dissertation – Boston University School of Medicine,
Lindsay J. Underhill, Chad W. Milando, Jonathan I. Levy, W. Stuart Dols, Sharon K. Lee, M. Patricia Fabian (2019), Simulation of indoor and outdoor air quality and health impacts following installation of energy-efficient retrofits in a multifamily housing unit, Building and Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106507
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MGHPCC Publications

Research projects

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​
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
Computing Global Change
Star Power
Engineering the Human Microbiome
Computing Social Capital
Computers Diagnosing Disease
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