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Alain Karma (Northeastern), and Markus Buehler (MIT) are using the MGHPCC in a multi-scale modeling effort to understand strength and fracture mechanisms in biological materials.

Multiscale modeling is a tool researchers use to make calculations of properties or system behavior at one length scale using information or models from different length scales. Integrating Buehler's atomic-scale expertise with Karma's structural-scale techniques, the pair are using high performance computing in a multiscale modeling effort to explore and test how biological materials like bone or nacre can, despite their apparent fragility, resist breakage.

Alain Karma
Director of CIRCS and CAS Distinguished Professor, Northeastern University
Markus Buehler
Jerry McAfee (1940) Professor of Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

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​
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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