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Home > Press > Colorado State University’s Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) presents two lectures by Sharon Glotzer

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Dr. Sharon Glotzer, ISTeC Distinguished Lecturer. Monday, May 3, 2010, 10:30 AM. Computer Science, Room 130.

Colorado State University’s Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) presents two lectures by Sharon Glotzer

Fort Collins, CO | Posted on May 3rd, 2010

Colorado State University's Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) presents two lectures by Sharon Glotzer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Physics.

Both lectures are open to the public.

The first event is a ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Computer Science Department Seminar Series.

"All Hail the GPU: How the Video Game Industry is Transforming Molecular and Materials Simulation"

When: Monday, May 3
Reception: 10:30 a.m., Computer Science, Room CS305
Lecture: 11 a.m. to noon, Computer Science, Room 130

Abstract
Graphics processors (GPUs) traditionally developed for video games are now accessible for use by scientific simulation codes. With speeds reaching 2 teraflop/s on a single chip, GPUs are far faster than today's CPUs for highly data parallel problems.

In this talk, we describe their emerging importance for molecular and materials simulation, what they can do, how they're being used, and how you can learn to use them. We also discuss current trends, challenges, and recent initiatives in computational science and engineering research and education.



When: Monday, May 3, 4-4:50 p.m.
Reception: 3:45 p.m., Chemistry Building, Room B204
Lecture: 4-4:50 p.m., Chemistry Building, Room B202

Abstract
The packing of shapes has interested humankind for millennia. We investigate the packing of hard, regular tetrahedra and show that entropy alone can order them into thermodynamically stable structures both simple and unexpectedly complex.

These structures can be compressed to packing densities much greater than that of spheres, and as high as 85.63%, the current world record. We explore adding interactions to nanoscale CdTe and CdSe tetrahedra, which promotes their assembly into sheets, wires, and twisted ribbons.

Speaker biography
Sharon C. Glotzer, Ph.D., is the Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. She also holds faculty appointments in Physics, Applied Physics, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering.

Her research focuses on computational nanoscience and simulation of soft matter, self-assembly and materials design. She has published over 140 archival papers and has given over 200 invited and keynote lectures.

Professor Glotzer is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, holds a prestigious National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship from the DoD, and recently received the Charles M.A. Stine Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

She has served on numerous National Academies' committees on such topics as:

* Technology surprise
* Biomolecular materials and processes
* Modeling
* Simulation and games
* Solid-state sciences
* Defense intelligence

Professor Glotzer is involved in many advisory roles to federal granting agencies on numerous research topics, including, most recently, simulation-based engineering and science. She is also the co-founding director of a new Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering.

She currently serves as the director of Research Computing for the University of Michigan College of Engineering, and is the founding director of the UM Institute for Computational Science & Engineering.

ISTeC (Information Science and Technology Center) is a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating, and enhancing CSU's research, education, and outreach activities pertaining to the design and innovative application of computer, communication, and information systems. For more information, please see ISTeC.ColoState.edu. Both lectures are open to the public.

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