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NUCLEI team wins NERSC award
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) has announced that NUCLEI investigators James Vary, Pieter Maris, Esmond Ng and Chao Yang have been awarded the NERSC Exascale Science Application Program (NESAP) for "Weakly Bound and Resonant States in Light Isotope Chains Using MFDn -- Many Fermion Dynamics Nuclear Physics."  The project team also includes George Papdimitriou (ISU), Mark Caprio (UND), and Meiyue Shao (LBNL). With this award, the project team, working with NERSC, Cray, and Intel "will undertake intensive efforts to adapt software to take advantage of Cori's Knights Landing manycore architecture and to use the resultant codes to produce pathbreaking science on an architecture that may represent an approach to exascale systems." See additional information about the project and about the full list of 20 awards.
Papers by NUCLEI researchers selected as "Editor's Suggestions" in PRC
Several recent papers describing NUCLEI physics have been highlighted by the Editors of Physical Review C: Congratulations to these scientists!
Figures from NUCLEI papers selected for PRC Kaleidoscope
A figure showing paths for spontaneous fission of 264Fm from the paper "Spontaneous fission lifetimes from the minimization of self-consistent collective action" by Jhilam Sadhukhan, K. Mazurek, A. Baran, J. Dobaczewski, W. Nazarewicz, and J. A. Sheikh, Phys. Rev. C 88, 064314 (2013) and a figure showing a complex nuclear density simulation from the paper "Nuclear 'pasta' formation" by A. S. Schneider, C. J. Horowitz, J. Hughto, and D. K. Berry, Phys. Rev. C 88, 065807 (2013) have been chosen by the Editors of Physical Review C for the "Kaleidoscope". Congratulations to these researchers!
Article by NUCLEI researchers selected as Physica Scripta highlight
The paper Living on the edge of stability, the limits of the nuclear landscape," by C Forssen, G Hagen, M Hjorth-Jensen, W Nazarewicz, and J Rotureau, Physica Scripta T 152, 014022 (2013), has been chosen by the editors of Physica Scripta for inclusion in the exclusive "Highlights of 2013" collection. Congratulations to these scientists!
DOE awards 204 million processor hours for computational nuclear structure/reactions
The DOE INCITE program has awarded a large number of hours on DOE's Leadership Class computers for NUCLEI computational nuclear physics projects for starting in 2014. More details are available on the 2014 INCITE award.
NUCLEI member receives Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Research
James Vary has received an Iowa State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Research. The award recognizes faculty members who have a national or international reputation for contributions in research and/or artistic creativity, and who have influenced the research activities of students. The award was presented on September 11 in the Fall Convocation Ceremony at Iowa State (more information here). Congratulations James!
NUCLEI member named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow
Witold Nazarewicz of Oak Ridge National Laboratory was selected as a 2013 UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow. The rank of corporate fellow -- among the lab's highest honors -- recognizes the researcher's significant accomplishments and continuing leadership in their scientific, engineering and technological fields. Only 33 researchers at ORNL have earned this distinction. Read more here.
NUCLEI member awarded Young Scientist Prize from IUPAP
Stefano Gandolfi of Los Alamos National Laboratory was recently awarded the prestigious IUPAP early career prize in nuclear physics at the International Nuclear Physics Conference in Florence, Italy.  The citation reads: "For developing a new method of calculating many body observables from ab-initio two body and three body realistic interactions which allows to predict observables in nuclei beyond 12C and for extending this work to neutron and cold atoms systems." Congratulations Stefano!
NUCLEI member wins PhD thesis award
Alessandro Lovato of Argonne National Laboratory was recently awarded the "Adelchi Fabrocini Award" for the best PhD thesis in Italy in the field of Nuclear and Many-Body Physics. The title of Alessandro's thesis is: "Ab initio calculations on nuclear matter properties including the effects of three-nucleon interactions". The award was presented in Lecce, Italy on June 1st. Congratulations Alessandro!
NUCLEI member receives Early Career grant from DOE
Gaute Hagen of Oak Ridge National Laboratory was recently awarded a grant from the Department of Energy's Office of Science Early Career Research Program. This year's 61 awardees were selected from a pool of 770 university- and national laboratory-based applicants. Gaute was chosen for his project "State of the Art Microscopic Computations of Weak Processes in Nuclei." The list of 2013 Early Career recipients may be found here and the ORNL press release may be found here. Congratulations Gaute!
NUCLEI team awarded computing time on Beacon, currently #1 on the Green500 list
A team of NUCLEI scientists led by Gaute Hagen (PI) were recently award 7500 node-hours to study "Three-body forces in medium mass nuclei" using the coupled-cluster approach on Beacon at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS). Beacon's Intel Xeon Phi co-processors and unique node architecture with 960GB of SSD storage per node made it attractive for use in data intensive three-body calculations. Read more about Beacon and the call to participate in the Beacon Project.
DOE showcases NUCLEI member, Hai Ah Nam, in the new Women @ Energy feature
The Department of Energy launched a new feature,Women @ Energy,which showcases DOE employees who work in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Women @ Energy profiles women across the country sharing what inspired them to work in STEM, what excites them about their work at the Energy Department, and what can be done to engage the next-generation in STEM. Read Hai Ah Nam's profile on Women @ Energy.

Announcements (see also Meetings and Job Postings and News Archive)

TALENT courses for 2014 taking applications
The Nuclear TALENT ("Training in Advanced Low-Energy Nuclear Theory") initiative aims at providing an advanced and comprehensive training to graduate students and young researchers in low-energy nuclear theory. Courses for 2014 will be offered on Density functional theory and self-consistent methods from July 14 to August 1 at the ECT* in Trento, Italy, on Theory for exploring nuclear structure experiments from August 11 to August 29 at GANIL in Caen, France, and on Nuclear theory for astrophysics, from May 26 to June 13 at the NSCL at Michigan State University. Please follow the links for application information.
Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing
A two-week training course in the Chicago area will be offered to advanced graduate students and postdocs from July 28 to August 9. The deadline for applying is May 22. See extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov for details.
Postdoc Position in leadership-class computational science at ALCF
The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility is looking for bright young scientists from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, with the common thread being the use of high performance computing at large scale, especially applications targeting the state-of-the-art supercomputer, Mira. See the flyer and job description for details on applying.
Postdoc Position in T-2 Group at Los Alamos
See Job Postings for details.