- CNLS is pleased to announce a new Public Lecture Series in Quantitative Biology.
The quantitative biology (q-bio) lecture series is dedicated to
dissemination of biological knowledge gained through quantitative experimentation and computational, mathematical, and/or statistical analyses of data.
The lectures will be presented by internationally-renowned experts and aimed at the general public. They are usually on the third Tuesday of each month.
- CNLS Executive Committee Member, Andy Shreve, wins LANL Fellows Prize for Leadership.
- Misha Chertkov (T-13, CNLS Executive Committee) and
Allon Percus (CCS-3) have been awarded an NSF grant "Harnessing Statistical Physics
for Computing and Communication", a 3-year collaborative project involving the New Mexico Consortium, the Cornell University CS
department (PI, Bart Selman) and the MIT EECS department (PI, Devavrat Shah). CNLS has contributed significantly to building this research
capability through its focus on Statistical Physics of Networks, Information and Complex
Systems, and it will participate in the project by hosting students and postdocs jointly with the collaborating institutions.
- On August 21, Science Express published a paper, Quantum Communication with Zero-Capacity
Channels, by Graeme Smith from the IBM Watson Research Center and Jon Yard, CNLS-CCS3
postdoc, which obtained the surprising quantum information result that the combination of zero capacity quantum channels can yield
an information channel of finite capacity. (Press Release)
- Cory Hauck (CNLS, CCS-2) has been invited to serve as a Fellow at the Institute for Pure and Applied
Mathematics (IPAM) during its Spring 2009 Program on Quantum and Kinetic Transport: Analysis, Computations, and New Applications
(http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/kt2009/). Located on the UCLA campus, IPAM (http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/) is an NSF national research institute
whose principal objective is to encourage cross-fertilization between pure and applied mathematics and other scientific disciplines.
- Various videos by CNLS Postdoc Mahesh Bandi:
- Alan Perelson, T-10 Senior Fellow and CNLS affiliate, is featured in the Santa Fe New Mexican. The article discusses recent research into
the progression of the HIV virus. This news article follows publication of this research late last year in PNAS.
- Robert Kraichnan, a long-time resident of White Rock and Santa Fe and a LANL consultant and CNLS affiliate throughout the 80's and 90's, died February 26, 2008
after a long illness. Bob was a frequent collaborator at CNLS, was an invited speaker in numerous CNLS workshops and conferences, and wrote many important
and influential papers on fluid turbulence with Shiyi Chen and Gary Doolen, both former CNLS Deputy Directors.
Since 2003, Bob was Homewood Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Johns-Hopkins University. A detailed record of his scientific accomplishments
is available online. A notice of his death appeared recently in the
New York Times. Bob's intellect and good cheer will
be sorely missed by all who knew him.
- Basil Nicolaenko, one of the co-founders of the Center for Nonlinear Studies, passed away in September.
- The Center for Nonlinear Studies marks the passing of two influential leaders of nonlinear science who contributed
greatly to the success of the CNLS: Martin Kruskal and Alwyn Scott.
- Executive Committee member Eli Ben-Naim was recently featured in a "60 seconds with..." interview at IOP Publishing's web site.
Click here to read the interview.