April 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

Rojas Solorzano and Bhattarai Present Flash Talks at Supercomputer Conference

Two Ohio University Physics & Astronomy graduate students presented flash talks at the Ohio Supercomputer Center Statewide Users Group (SUG) spring conference.

OSC clients in fields spanning everything from astrophysics to linguistics gathered to share research highlights and hear updates about the center’s direction and role in supporting science across Ohio, according to a news release. SUG is a volunteer group composed of the scientists and engineers who provide OSC’s executive director with program and policy advice and direction to ensure a productive environment for research.

Attendees gathered at the Ohio Technology Consortium building for the all-day conference, which included a keynote address from Andrew Siegel, director of application development at Argonne National Laboratory. Breakout sessions provided attendees with deep dives on hardware, software, Big Data, OSC’s OnDemand, and app development, as well as a tour of the State of Ohio Computing Center.

The afternoon offered SUG’s popular poster and flash talk competitions. Participants presented 11 flash talks and 25 posters, competing for a first-place prize of 5,000 resource units of time on OSC systems and a second-place prize of 2,500 resource units. All flash talk and poster competitors received 1,000 resource units.

Tomas Rojas Solorzano, outdoors portrait

Tomas Rojas Solorzano

Tomas Rojas Solorzano presented “Strain and Point Defects in MnSe2 Ferromagnetic monolayers.” His adviser is Dr. Sergio Ulloa, Professor of Physics & Astronomy.

Bishal Bhattarai, portrait

Bishal Bhattarai

Bishal Bhattarai presented “Modeling and Simulation of Complex Materials.” His adviser is Dr. David Drabold, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy.

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