Hadron Cancer Therapy, Relative Merits of X-ray, Proton and Carbon Beams
Heidelberg University has a long experience in radiotherapy with carbon ions, starting with a pilot project at GSI in 1997. This project was jointly run by the Department for Radiation Oncology of Heidelberg University, GSI and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). A hospital-based heavy-ion center at Heidelberg University, the Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center (HIT) was proposed by the same group in 1998 and started clinical operation in late 2009.
Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Core-Collapse Supernovae
Core-collapse supernovae have challenged theorists and computational science for half a century. Such explosions are the source of many of the heavy elements in the Universe and the birthplace of neutron stars and stellar-mass black holes. However, determining the mechanism of explosion remains the key goal of theory.
Coarse Grain Simulations of Block Copolymers: Directed Self-Assembly and Rheology
Block copolymer thin films are of considerable interest for fabrication of dense arrays of nanostructures. In the bulk, the palette of different structures of these materials include morphologies whose symmetry and length scale depend on block copolymer composition, chain architecture, incompatibility between blocks and molecular weight.
Practical Solutions for Big Data Analytics

Vas Vasiliadis and Ravi Madduri of the University of Chicago's Computation Institute present "Practical Solutions for Big Data Analytics" at the 2014 Bio IT World Conference and Expo.

The workshop will take place Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 12:30-4 p.m. For more information visit the Workshop Website.

Photosynthesis, reimaginedMarch 27, 2014

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with researchers from Arizona State University have found a way to imitate Photosystem II, the first protein complex in the long chain of reactions that use energy from the sun to create usable fuel.

Pete Beckman to receive Indiana University Career Achievement AwardMarch 27, 2014

Pete Beckman has been named recipient of the Career Achievement award, granted by the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.

In the past two decades, Beckman has earned worldwide recognition as a supercomputing expert. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Indiana University in 1993, he helped found the university’s Extreme Computing Laboratory, which focused on parallel languages, portable runtime systems, and collaboration technology.