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SC Faculty Winner in First High Performance Computing Competition

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2009—Oak Ridge Associated Universities and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have announced four winners in the first high-performance computing grants competition. The grants, open to ORAU member institutions, allow faculty and student teams the opportunity to participate in research at ORNL with the benefit of ORNL’s computing resources and staff. The grant award, $25,000 for the first year, also includes potential funding of up to two more years for a total of $75,000 provided by ORAU.

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SC Researcher Ties Facial Structure to Diet

FROM SEED TO NUTS: HUMAN ANCESTOR'S FACE EVOLVED TO EAT SURVIVAL FOODS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The facial structure of an ancient relative of modern humans may have evolved to allow them to eat large, hard nuts and seeds as part of a survival strategy, according to a new study by an international team of researchers that includes Florida State University’s Dennis E. Slice.

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Scientific Computing Hosts International Conference, MMM2008

Florida State University and the Department of Scientific Computing are pleased and excited to host MMM2008, the international Multiscale Materials Modeling conference. MMM is an international conference for materials science scholars and professionals to exchange research findings, examine complex problems, develop innovative theoretical concepts, and address issues of practical application in materials modeling. MMM2008, the fourth occurrence of this progressive and influential conference, will be held at the Tallahassee/Leon County Civic Center October 27 – 31st.

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Slice Research Receives International Spotlight

A study co-authored by Professor Dennis Slice has confirmed through a complex statistical analysis that many people see human facial features in the front end of automobiles and ascribe various personality traits to cars — a modern experience driven by our prehistoric psyches.

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Reese to Attend AIM, NSF Sponsored Hydrology Workshop

Dr. Jill Reese will attend the American Institute of Mathematics workshop on Derivative-Free Hybrid Optimization Methods for Solving Simulation-Based Problems in Hydrology, October 6-10, 2008. The workshop participants will form an information commons to create and exchange ideas on applying hybrid optimization methods to hydrology problems which exhibit behaviors that often challenge traditional, derivative-based optimization algorithms.

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