The paper entitled "Parallel O(N) Stokes’ solver towards scalable Brownian dynamics of hydrodynamically interacting objects in general geometries" co-authored by X. Zhao, J. Li, X. Jiang, D. Karpeev, and Argonne researchers Heinonen and de Pablo, describes new, highly parallel algorithms (and the corresponding software) for calculation of hydrodynamic interactions in suspensions of nano-and micro-particles. The article has been chosen as a 2017 Editor's Choice article by The Journal of Chemical Physics. The new software is distributed as part of the COPSS suite by MICCoM.
A new series of topical workshops hosted by the editors of the Physical Review kicks off with materials design and discovery.
An open position for a Managing Director is available at the University of Chicago and at Argonne National Laboratory at MICCoM.
Application: Candidates should submit 1) a full CV, including contacts for at least two references, and 2) a cover letter of intent to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, with “MICCoM Managing Director” in the subject line (PDF attachments only).
An open position for a software engineer is available at Argonne National Laboratory at MICCoM.
Application: Candidates should submit 1) a full CV, including contacts for at least two references, and 2) a cover letter of intent to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, with “Software Engineer or Programmer Application” in the subject line (PDF attachments only).
Monica Olvera de la Cruz has been awarded the 2017 Polymer Prize of the American Physical Society, “for outstanding contributions to the theoretical understanding of polymers, and the effects of electrostatic interactions on their structure and properties.”
A new Wiki space, hosted at the University of Chicago, is now accessible to all MICCoM members, allowing for smooth communications, exchange of ideas and circulation of knowledge within the Center.
A paper on "Reproducibility in density functional theory calculations of solids" appeared in Science, with François Gygi as co-author.
One of the three centers, MICCoM (Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials) is established at Argonne National Lab and is led by Prof. Giulia Galli. MICCoM's mission is to develop open-source advanced software tools to help the scientific community model, simulate and predict the fundamental properties and behavior of nanoscale and mesoscale materials for energy conversion technologies — including metastable materials assembled far from equilibrium conditions.