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|Franz Mertens (Sep. 19th, 2013 to Dec. 11th, 2013) Univeristy of Beyruth |
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|Ethan Rossi (Dec. 11th, 2013) University of Rochester |
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- Adolfo del Campo, together with Tom W. B. Kibble and Wojciech H. Zurek, has published "Causality and non-equilibrium second-order phase transitions in inhomogeneous systems" in J. Phys. Condensed Matter: within the special issue "Condensed matter analogues of cosmology" on September 11th.
- On September 3rd, Adolfo del Campo has published "Shortcuts to Adiabaticity by Counterdiabatic Driving" in Physical Review Letters".
- Adolfo del Campo, in collaboration with Wojciech H. Zurek (Theoretical Division), the theory group led by Martin B. Plenio at the University of Ulm and the experimental group led by Tanja E. Mehlstaubler at PTB, has published "Topological Defect Formation and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Ion Coulomb Crystals” in Nature Communications on August 7th 2013.
- Brian Munsky, with Gregor Neuert, Rui Zhen Tan, Leonid Teytelman, Mustafa Khammash, and Alexander van Oudenaarden, has published "Systematic Identification of Signal Activated Stochastic Gene Regulation" on February 1st in the journal Science.
- Adolfo del Campo, together with I. L. Egusquiza, M. B. Plenio, and S. F. Huelga, has published "Quantum Speed Limits in Open System Dynamics" on February 1st in Physical Review Letters. These "speed limits" apply to any quantum process and have a wide variety of applications, including the determination of precision limits for quantum metrology in the presence of dephasing noise.
- Misha Chertkov (T-4), with Florian Dorfler (CNLS/UCSB) and Francesco Bullo, has published
"Synchronization in Complex Oscillator Networks and Smart Grids" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on January 13, 2013.
- Jonathan Graham (T-3/CNLS), together with Anna Pietarila, has published "Instrumental and Observational Artifacts in Quiet Sun Magnetic Flux Cancellation Functions" in the Online First edition of Solar Physics on October 25th.
- Zhengping Ji, together with Steven Brumby, R. Chartrand, A. Galbraith, N. Hengartner, G. Kenyon, D. Moody, D. Paiton, J. Theiler, M. Warran and B. Wohlberg, won Second Place at the recent LDRD Day celebration for their poster "Human-like Computer Vision Using Deep, Sparse Models". "The winners of this year's best-poster competition represent the innovative nature of LDRD projects, as well as the broad range of national security challenges LDRD researchers are working hard to solve with cutting-edge science and engineering," said Bill Priedhorsky, LDRD program director.
- Adolfo del Campo (T-4/CNLS), together with Marek M. Rams and Wojciech H. Zurek, has published "Assisted Finite-Rate Adiabatic Passage Across a Quantum Critical Point: Exact Solution for the Quantum Ising Model" on September 13th in Physical Review Letters.
- Adolfo del Campo (T-4/CNLS), together with Malcolm G. Boshier (P-Division), has published "Shortcuts to adiabaticity in a time-dependent box" on September 11th in Scientific Reports.
- Claire White (LANSCE-LC/CNLS) has received the first 2012 NSSA Prize for Outstanding Student Research to recognize her outstanding research pioneering a new methodology to elucidate accurate structural representations of complex materials by combining neutron diffraction and computational chemistry.
- Armin Rahmani (T-4/CNLS) has published "General Method for Calculating the Universal Conductance of Strongly Correlated Junctions of Multiple Quantum Wires" in the January 20th issue of Physics Review B.
- In the World News:
- The Los Alamos-IBM supercomputing project 'Roadrunner' recently broke the petaflop barrier in computing speed.
This landmark feat, which was previously predicted to be impossible for current super computer architecture has been widely reported by news agencies such as the
New York Times and CNN. This achievement was hailed as a sign that
the United States is regaining the lead in computer science. The code that was used to demonstrate the highest speed to date models the visual cortex and grew out of collaborations that
were started at the CNLS conference Grand Challenges in Neural Computation.
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|What is CNLS?
The Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS) is part of the Laboratory's Theoretical Division, and it organizes research related to
nonlinear and complex systems phenomena. CNLS was formed in October of 1980.
CNLS Mission Statement
- Identify and study complex nonlinear phenomena using a diverse set of research approaches and methodologies, particularly those of statistical physics, nonlinear science, applied mathematics and numerical simulation.
- Promote the use of scientific results in applied research.
- Stimulate the formation of interdisciplinary approaches to complex problems.
- Facilitate the interchange of scientific results and ideas between Laboratory scientists and external centers of excellence.
- Encourage the exploration of new scientific frontiers at the interface between conventional disciplines.
- Support a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary science that underpins the Laboratory’s mission in national security.
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