Tag Archives: Research Computing

Lunch & Learn: On the Formation of Massive Galaxies

 All who listen to Jerry Ostriker, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, come to know that we live in profoundly exciting times. We have learned only recently the age and composition of the universe, and for the first time, … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: High Performance Computing at Princeton – Spring 2010

Princeton University has created a cyberinfrastructure, says Curt Hillegas, the Director of Princeton’s TIGRESS High Performance Computing and Visualization Center, itself a collaboration between the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE). Developed within the past decade, this cyberinfrastructure … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: Simulations at the petascale and beyond for fusion energy sciences with William Tang

Imagine harnessing the power of the sun within a magnetic bottle. Unlike hydrogen bombs, which are essentially uncontrolled fusion reactions, scientists for decades have been pursuing the peaceful challenge of safely harnessing fusion energy, a potentially efficient and environmentally attractive … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: Computer Modeling of the Mind and Brain with Matthew Botvinick

Matthew Botvinick represents an eye opening cup of java. Building on the foundations of cognitive psychology, Botvinick’s laboratory works at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology and computer science, seeking to clarify the computational and neural foundations of human behavior. They … Continue reading

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Lunch & Learn: Computational Intractability: A Barrier for Computers, Man, and Science with Sanjeev Arora

While computers are exponentially more powerful and increasingly important in both society and in every area of scholastic inquiry, modern computers appear to be incapable of solving certain problems. In recent decades, computer scientists have begun to develop an understanding … Continue reading

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