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FSU to host international astrophysics conference May 20-24


FSU’s Department of Scientific Computing will host the 14th International Conference on High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics, or HEDLA, May 20-24 at the Hotel Duval in Tallahassee.

FSU’s Department of Scientific Computing will host the 14th International Conference on High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics, or HEDLA, May 20-24 at the Hotel Duval in Tallahassee. The conference will welcome scientists from a variety of disciplines to discuss the most recent advancements in high energy density physics, a relatively new physics subfield comprising the intersection of condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and plasma physics.

“HEDLA will bring over 100 scientists from academia and government research laboratories from the U.S., Europe and Asia to FSU... It is a chance for the university to demonstrate its support for top scientific research and for FSU researchers to develop new meaningful collaborations in science, technology, engineering and math fields.”
Tomasz Plewa, conference co-organizer & Professor of Scientific Computing

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Sachin Shanbhag - College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Spotlight


Sachin Shanbhag is a professor in Florida State University’s Department of Scientific Computing. Courtesy photo.

Sachin Shanbhag is a professor in Florida State University’s Department of Scientific Computing, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2004 and has been a faculty member at FSU since 2006. In 2010, Shanbhag was awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the organization’s most prestigious recognition of early career faculty who serve as leaders in education and research. His research lies in the area of computational material science with a focus on polymers.

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Researcher Catherine Hancock & Professor Kevin Speer Co-Author Paper in Nature

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"Extreme temperature fluctuations in laboratory models of the mid-latitude atmospheric circulation"

Abstract

Using two laboratory-scale conceptual fluid dynamic models of the mid-latitude atmospheric circulation we investigate the statistical properties of pointwise temperature signals obtained in long experiment runs. We explore how the average “equator-to-pole” temperature contrast influences the range and the jump distribution of extreme temperature fluctuations, the ratio of the frequencies of rapid cooling and warming events, and the persistence of “weather” in the set-ups. We find simple combinations of the control parameters—temperature gradient, rotation rate and geometric dimensions–which appear to determine certain scaling properties of these statistics, shedding light on the underlying dynamics of the Rossby wave-related elements of the mid-latitude weather variability.

Liam White - College of Arts and Sciences Student Spotlight


Liam White, a doctoral student pursuing a degree in computational science through the Department of Scientific Computing. Photo by Ferran Rivas.

Liam White is a doctoral student pursuing a degree in computational science through Florida State University’s Department of Scientific Computing, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2019, White earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science with a minor in physics from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. At FSU, he’s conducted research with the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute’s fire dynamics program and held various positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, Tennessee. White is currently completing his doctoral studies at ORNL as a research and development assistant staff member.

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Scientific Computing doctoral grad awarded exclusive SEED Grant

TALLAHASSEE, October, 2023
Brandon Gusto, a 2023 Scientific Computing Ph.D. graduate, was recently awarded a SMART SEED Grant by the Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program. SMART SEED Grants are reserved for SMART Scholars who have obtained a Ph.D. in their chosen discipline and begun working at a DoD facility. The SMART SEED Grant is a highly selective and prestigious award that allows new professionals to establish foundational research and engineering efforts while being mentored by an established member of the DoD science and technology community. Since graduation, Gusto has worked at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport.

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