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The DOE-funded MACSER project held its kickoff meeting at Argonne National Laboratory Feb. 9, 2018. MACSER is a new multi-institutional center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing Research program to address a grand challenge: how to quantify the occurrence and features of rare, high-impact events in complex energy and environment systems.
The meeting opened with an introduction by Mihai Anitescu, senior computational mathematician in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division and director of the MACSER project. He outlined the project’s technical objectives, which include advancing foundational mathematics and statistics; formulating flexible mathematical models of complex systems; and designing and operating energy systems that can withstand and recover from high-impact events.