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Ahmed Hassanein and Isak Konkashbaev Develop Plasma Formation Method

Ahmed Hassanein, Isak Konkashbaev, and Bryan Rice have developed a method for plasma formation for extreme ultraviolet lithography-theta pinch. The inventors were issued U.S. Patent and has been assigned to U.S. Department of Energy, Washington.

March 30, 2007
Scientists Compute Death Throes of White Dwarf Star in 3D

In January, the Flash Center team for the first time naturally detonated a white dwarf in a more realistic three-dimensional simulation. The simulation confirmed what the team already suspected from previous tests: that the stars detonate in a supersonic process resembling diesel-engine combustion.[related video]

March 22, 2007
Rick Stevens: Connecting Computing to Science

Perhaps the two most important technologies of the 21st century will be information technology and biotechnology. At Argonne National Laboratory, the Computing and Life Sciences (CLS) directorate is attempting to synergize these two technologies to fulfill the department's mission.

March 9, 2007
Papka named deputy associate laboratory director for Computing and Life Sciences at Argonne

Mike Papka has been named deputy associate laboratory director for Computing and Life Sciences. Since joining Argonne in 1992, Mike has been actively involved in the development of collaboration technology and currently is co-director of the Futures Laboratory.

February 22, 2007
Three MCS Researchers Receive the 2007 DOE INCITE Awards

Three MCS Division researchers -- Paul Fischer, Bill Gropp, and Rob Jacob -- have received DOE INCITE awards for 2007.

January 8, 2007
Bill Gropp Named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

Congratulations to Bill Gropp, who was recently named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. This is ACM\'s most prestigious member grade, recognizing the top 1 percent of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. Bill was cited for his pioneering work in message passing, partial differential equation solvers, and parallel methods for advanced scientific computing.

November 1, 2006
Argonne's Ian Foster Wins Inaugural "Industry Leadership Award" from GridWorld

Ian Foster of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is one of the winners of the first GridWorld "Industry Leadership Awards," presented today at the annual GridWorld conference in Washington, D.C.

September 16, 2006