Los Alamos Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop

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Los Alamos Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop

The Los Alamos Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop seeks to bring a diverse group of exceptional undergraduate and graduate students for informative, enriching lectures and to work with its staff for 10 weeks on interesting, relevant projects that may culminate in articles or conference presentations. Students are organized into teams of 2 working under the guidance of one or more mentors.


  • Why explosions look like earthquakes
  • Numerical investigation of explosive particle jetting
  • Materials phase diagrams from density functional theory
  • Uncertainty quantification in high-explosive equations of state
  • Photon transport in warm dense matter
  • Equations of state for modeling high-explosives
  • Deep neural networks for a photon and neutron transport problem
  • Emulating fission observables
  • Code verification for MCNP unstructured mesh geometry
  • Two mesh radiation-hydrodynamics methods
  • Using Richtmeyer-Meshkov instability to study the constitutive behavior of solid media subjected to shock-loading
  • They dynamics of plasma jets moving in the hot medium

Applications are now open for this year’s workshop, which will run from Monday, June 8, until Friday, August 14, 2020. Applications are due by January 20, 2020.

For previous year’s research reports, information about stipends, how to sign-up for the mailing list, and complete application instructions, visit  http://compphysworkshop.lanl.gov.

Applications are accepted from US citizens only.

2020 SIAM Mini-Symposium in Applied Mathematics

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2020 SIAM Mini-Symposium in Applied Mathematics

The SIAM student chapter at the University of Michigan is hosting a student mini-symposium in applied mathematics on May 29, 2020. This event will allow students from different disciplines in the area to see what is being done in the field and promote interest in applied mathematics in general. This mini-symposium is open to all graduate students at the University of Michigan whose research is related to applied mathematics and/or scientific computing.

Time: Friday, May 29th, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: East Hall 3096, Department of Mathematics

Important Deadlines:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 14, 2020

Registration deadline: May 5, 2020

Registration is Open!

Registration to attend the 2020 SIAM Student Mini-Symposium in Applied Mathematics is now open. All are welcome to attend the conference, regardless of registration status, but lunch will be provided only for registered attendees.

To register please fill out the form provided by May 5, 2020.


The link for the mini-symposium can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/siam-minisymposium-2020.

Call for applications: Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

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Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC)

Apply now for an opportunity to learn the tools and techniques needed to carry out scientific computing research on the world’s most powerful supercomputers. ATPESC participants will be granted access to DOE’s leadership-class systems at the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC.

Who: Doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists
What: Intensive two-week training program
When: The annual ATPESC is set to take place July 26–August 7, 2020.

The call for applications is now open through March 2, 2020.
Apply now!


ATPESC provides advanced training to 70 participants.  Qualified applicants must have:

  • Substantial experience in MPI and/or OpenMP programming
  • Experience using at least one HPC system for a reasonably complex application
  • Plans to conduct computational science and engineering (CSE) research on large-scale computers

Anyone who has attended ATPESC in a previous year is not eligible to apply.

Ability to access all supercomputing resources used in this training program is mandatory for participation.  For ATPESC 2020, the following restrictions apply to foreign nationals: 
  1. Foreign nationals from countries that appear on a restricted foreign country listing in section 15 CFR 740.7 License Exceptions for Computers (namely, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) require a very lengthy approval process for access to DOE supercomputers, which will not complete in time for ATPESC 2020.  Therefore, citizens of these countries are not eligible to apply for participation in ATPESC 2020.  
  2. Foreign nationals from countries other than those listed above will need a valid passport, visa, and supporting documents with an expiration date beyond the end of the training program (August 7, 2020).  Selected applicants will be provided a letter of invitation for visa purposes if needed.
  3. Depending on the country of citizenship, the process for approval of accounts can take anywhere from weeks to months, and we cannot guarantee successful approval.  Selected applicants whose accounts have not been approved by July 2, 2020, will not be able to participate in ATPESC 2020. 

Applicants are expected to be proficient in English in order to take full advantage of this training program.  Results from TOEFL/IELTS/PTE examinations are not required.

Applicants must commit to attend the entire program.  If they fail to do so, they will be responsible for their travel, lodging and meal expenses.

Application Instructions

Applications must include (in this order):

1. Statement of Purpose (SOP)

This document should include your purpose for attending the training program, a description of your computing experience, and your current/future CSE research plans.  This part of the application should be no longer than two pages.  Please include your First and Last Name, Job Title, and Institution at the top of the document.

  • Note: the curriculum of the training program is geared for participants with substantial MPI and/or OpenMP programming experience who have used an HPC system for a reasonably complex application and have conducted or are preparing to conduct CSE research on large-scale computers.  Please be prepared to describe in detail your previous experience with HPC systems (e.g., size of simulations, kind of systems, experience as user and/or developer, software and solvers used, etc.) and your future CSE plans on leadership-class supercomputers.

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

CVs must provide all science and technology specialties, all work positions with no gaps in time, and current/accurate names of all academic institutions attended.

3. Letter of recommendation (LOR)

One letter of recommendation from an advisor or supervisor.

  • Note: if your advisor or supervisor wants to make a confidential recommendation, they should send it directly to support@extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov before the submission deadline.  In that case, ATPESC support staff will attach it to your application.  Please note that you are still responsible for ensuring final submission by your advisor or supervisor.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Please do not include in your application any articles, additional letters, or other documents that are not among the three mentioned above.

When you have compiled all the documents listed above:

  1. Please create one PDF file with all items: SOP, CV, and LOR (if not confidential).
  2. Log in to EasyChair to apply for ATPESC 2020

On the EasyChair application form:

Please use standard capitalization (i.e., “John Smith”; not “JOHN SMITH” nor “john smith”) and use your full legal name as it appears on your government-issued photo ID (e.g., passport).

    • For the Author Information, complete the Author 1 fields with your information and leave the other author fields blank. Please enter legal first and last name as it appears on your government-issued documents.
    • For the Title, use your legal first and last name followed by “Application” EXAMPLE: John Smith Application.
    • For the Abstract, enter a short paragraph summarizing your purpose for attending and the name of the advisor or supervisor that will be submitting your letter of recommendation (if not included in your submission PDF file).
  • For the Keywords, enter your Country of Citizenship, CSE Field (from the list linked here) and Job Title (Ph.D. student, Postdoc, Scientist, Researcher, Engineer, etc).
  • Upload your PDF file.
  • Click on the submit button only once.

Other important dates:

  • March 2, 2020 – Deadline to submit applications
  • April 13, 2020 – Notification of acceptance
  • April 24, 2020 – Registration deadline for accepted applicants
  • May 1, 2020 – Registration deadline for wait-listed applicants


If you have any questions, please contact ATPESC staff.

For more information, please visit the website.

Graduate Fellowships at Idaho National Laboratory

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Graduate Fellowships at Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is excited to announce that the INL Graduate Fellowship postings are now open. There are two open call INL Graduate Fellowship postings.

  1. Fellowship for students interested in advancing nuclear energy and clean energy deployment
    – open to current Ph.D students
  2. Fellowship specific to National and Homeland Security research
    – open to current Ph.D. students or students pursuing a master’s degree in cyber                       security.

The INL Graduate Fellowship program is designed to identify exceptional talent in research areas aligned with INL’s strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of the INL. The program, a collaboration between INL and universities, provides mentoring and financial support for outstanding students who plan to enroll in graduate degree programs.

Applicants are invited to apply online through inl.gov/careers job posting numbers 13894 and 13895. The postings will close February 16, 2020. Selections will be announced in May 2020. Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to me at emilee.kottcamp-allen@inl.gov.

For more information about INL fellowships, check out their flyer here.

Software/Data Engineer position available at The University of Chicago

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Software/Data Engineer position available at The University of Chicago

Location: Hyde Park Campus


Performs and oversees a variety of activities relating to software support and/or development. Oversees technical development projects and the implementation of applications and/or websites. Provides analysis, design, development, debugging, and modification of computer code for applications, beta general releases, and production support. Develops and builds web pages, applications and user interfaces using a variety of software applications, techniques, and tools. New development, break fixes, maintenance, operational support of code and application ecosystem currently in production. Includes overall application administration and integration management.

P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

The job performs a variety of activities relating to software support and/or development. Provides analysis, design, development, debugging, and modification of computer code for end user applications, beta general releases, web pages, and production support. Troubleshoots problems using existing procedures to find a possible solution.1) Investigates, analyzes and resolves day-to-day technical problems using standard procedures., 2) Works with stakeholders to gather and analyze requirements for developmental programs. Receives a moderate level of guidance to design applications to meet University and business requirements., 3) Performs code testing on components and works to ensure that appropriate implementation standards are met. Evaluates design alternatives for development cost and solutions using various methods., 4) Supports and maintains existing applications. Works with web developers and responds to requests from users., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

The following responsibilities represent Maintain and Develop Software and Data Infrastructure of the work performed

1) Plugins for community codes and scientific workflows
2) Database storage, query efficiency, and scalability
3) REST APIs and GUI front-ends
4) Communicate with users for support, feedback, and strategic development
5) Software testing units
6) Software deployment

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Excellent problem-solving skills
2) Ability to take initiative, organize and complete projects with minimal supervision
3) Ability to work independently in an organized manner prioritizing the work of multiple projects
4) Ability to work collegially and as part of a team
5) Ability to manage a large volume of work often restricted by deadlines
6) Ability to use appropriate resources to resolve an issue

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Master’s degree or PhD in Science or Engineering or related field

1) Research/scientific experience
2) Strong technical skills
3) Previous programming with Python3
4) Knowledge of C++ and/or FORTRAN a plus
5)  Experience with containers (Docker, Singularity etc.)
6) Experience in managing large codes/projects in a team (version control systems, issue trackers, unit test, continuous integration)
7) Knowledge of software design (design patterns, agile development, etc.)
8) Web (HTML5, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery) and app design
9) Scientific background (e.g. physical or engineering sciences)

Technical Knowledge/Skills

1) Experience with molecular dynamics simulations and/or electronic structure calculations a plus

Required Documents
1) Cover Letter

2) Resume/CV

3) Reference Contact Information (3)

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

To apply, click here.

Software Scientist position available at Argonne National Laboratory

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Software Scientist position available at Argonne National Laboratory

Location: Lemont, IL

The Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials (MICCoM), a DOE-BES Computational Materials Science program located at Argonne National Laboratory,  is looking for two software scientists to join the development team.

This position is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy within the context of a broad project aimed at enabling exascale calculations of materials properties. The software scientists will primarily work with a team of 10+ PhDs/postdocs contributing to the development of codes currently supported by MICCoM (http://miccom-center.org/software.html).

Excellent candidates are sought with experience in the development of complex scientific software architectures to support the development and deployment of MICCoM codes and of analysis codes for advanced sampling, molecular dynamics and electronic structure calculations.

The appointment will initially be a term appointment as junior staff scientist that may be renewed for up to three years. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position may lead to subsequent employment in a software scientist role at Argonne National Laboratory, depending on performance and mutual interest.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop, test, deploy and maintain core functionalities
  • Code optimization for high performance architectures
  • Communicate with users for support, feedback, and strategic development
  • Develop plugins for code interoperability
  • Facilitate the creation of scientific workflows
  • Remote resources management (supercomputers, servers, and storage)
  • Debug/profile/optimize software
  • Development of concise material for workshops and summer schools
  • Improvements to the internal test suite

Skills and experience:

  • Proficient in C++ , Fortran, Python, Cuda
  • Experience in algorithm optimization and parallel programming (MPI, OpenMP)
  • Managing large codes/projects in a team (including version control systems, issue trackers, unit test, continuous integration)
  • Knowledge of software design, debugging/profiling tools
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team

A scientific background in physical, chemical-physical or engineering sciences, and an expertise in extensive application of advanced sampling, molecular dynamics and/or in electronic structure codes are required; basic knowledge of the internal functioning of MICCoM codes would be an advantage but is not required.

Typical candidates will be independent and motivated individuals with MSc or PhD in Materials Science, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or comparable skills and experience.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

For more information, please feel free to contact Dr. Marco Govoni (mgovoni@anl.gov)

To apply, click here.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory High-Energy-Density-Physics Summer Internship Program

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory HEDP Summer Internship Program

This is an opportunity for student interns to conduct research in fields such as nuclear physics, radiation transport, hydrodynamics, astrophysics, plasma dynamics, numerical methods, and computer science supporting national security for the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate. Research projects combine theory with computation and are geared to further the students’ educational goals. During the summer, students work directly with laboratory mentors in their fields of research. Internship opportunities are available for highly qualified candidates at all levels of undergraduate or graduate education. Internships are for 3 months during the summer academic break. Students must arrive in May or June, work for three months and depart in August or September.

Application deadline: January 20, 2020
Apply to job #106049

This program is a good opportunity for students to work on interesting summer projects across the breadth of high energy density physics (including computational transport) and to experience LLNL and California.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL (www.llnl.gov) applies science and technology to important problems related to national security including nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, nonproliferation, and homeland security. In support of this mission, the laboratory has a history of and continues to pioneer technical innovations in many areas including high-energy-density physics, high-performance scientific computing, and inertial confinement fusion. LLNL is one of this country’s largest and finest research and engineering laboratories, and is located in beautiful Northern California.

Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University

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Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University

The Mechanics and Computation Group (Department of Mechanical Engineering) at Stanford University is seeking applicants for the “Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship.” This appointment is for a term of two years, beginning in September 2018.

The Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow will be given the opportunity to pursue independent research in the general area of solid mechanics, as well as to contribute to ongoing research in the Mechanics and Computation Group. Research activities should be in the field of solid mechanics interpreted broadly. The candidate should be aligned with interests in the group, which include additive manufacturing, micro- and nano-mechanics, and bio-mechanics, with an interest in machine learning as it applies to the field of computational mechanics. Candidates will be given opportunities to develop their teaching experience by designing and teaching a class in the mechanics curriculum. This position might be of particular interest to candidates who are seeking an academic career.

Candidates are expected to show outstanding promise in research, as well as strong interest and ability in teaching. They must have received a Ph.D. prior to the start of the appointment, but not before 2018. Applicants should send a cover letter (one page); a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; brief statements of proposed research (up to three pages) and teaching (one page); the names and contact information of three recommendation letter writers. For full consideration, applications must be completed no later than 11PM PST, Sunday December 15, 2019.

Please send your application by email to:
Kelly Chu, kchu22@stanford.edu
Email subject: Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow search All documents attached to the email should be PDF (Portable Document Format).

Adjunct MiSTEM Network Project Director and Grant Manager

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Adjunct MiSTEM Network Project Director and Grant Manager 

Where: Regional Math and Science Center

The MiSTEM networks seeks a Project Director to convene, coordinate, direct and support statewide science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related activities. The Project Director will manage the work of the statewide grant efforts to build statewide capacity for STEM education and talent development and co-lead a team of experts and Program Managers supporting this work across the state.This work will involve collaboration with multiple stakeholders in multiple locations across the state, under the direction of the MiSTEM Network Executive Director, the MiSTEM Advisory Council, and advised by the MiSTEM Network Directors. This position is contingent upon grant funding, which will initially run through June 30, 2020 with the possibility of extension beyond.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • Project Management or direction skills;
  • Knowledge of or interest in the statewide and/or national landscape for STEM education and talent development;
  • Experience leading stakeholders toward action and outcomes;
  • Proficiency with various communication and productivity tools (Microsoft Office, etc.); and
  • Experience with grants, budgeting, deadlines and reporting.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Master’s degree or higher in an education discipline or in project/process management;
  • Strong experience and/or master’s in public policy or organizational development;
  • Background or experience STEM education, either in K-12 or higher education;
  • Experience working with data driven decision making, workforce or talent development, building cross-sector teams, or working with researchers and experts or other similar skillsets;
  • Experience bridging education with business and industry, working with philanthropic or community programs or other similar skillsets; and/or
  • Experience facilitating professional learning.

A position posting can be found at: https://jobs.gvsu.edu/en-us/job/493256/adjunct-mistem-network-project-director-and-grant-manager-regional-math-and-science-center. 

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Apply online at www.jobs.gvsu.edu and select “Apply now”. Applicants must include a cover letter, resume or CV, a writing sample, and a vision for education. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

For questions about this position, please contact Megan Schrauben at SchraubenM1@michigan.gov.

HPC Student Project Opportunities through Los Alamos National Laboratory

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HPC Data Movement Student Project Opportunities Los Alamos National Laboratory

Interested in working on an HPC project with Los Alamos National Laboratory? Check out the list of available internship projects here.

How to apply: email HPCRecruits@lanl.gov

Learn about the teams looking for interns:

About the HPC Computer System Professional (CSP) Team
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Computer System Professional (CSP) within the HPC Systems Group (HPC-SYS) team provides vanguard monitoring, support, testing, and maintenance for existing supercomputers, as well as deployment support for the future systems that comprise LANL’s HPC production capability. Team members receive broad technical exposure to high performance computing and develop the technical skills in system, network, and file system administration to support, maintain, and continually evolve world-class supercomputers that rely upon data movement and storage systems supporting 100 Petabytes of capacity, as well as high speed networks (including Ethernet, InfiniBand, andOmni-Path networks) operating at up to 100 Gigabit per second of throughput. The CSP Team seeks highly motivated, productive, inquisitive, and multi-talented candidates who are equally comfortable working independently as well as part of a team.

About the HPC Data Movement and Storage Team
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Data Storage Team provides vanguard production support, research, and development for existing and future systems that feed and unleash the power of the supercomputer. The Data Storage Team designs, builds and maintains some of the largest, fastest and most complex data movement and storage systems in the world, including systems supporting 100 Petabytes of capacity. We provide storage systems spanning the full range of tiers from the most resilient archival systems to the pinnacle of high-speed storage, including all-flash file systems and systems supplying bandwidth that exceeds a terabyte per second to some of the largest and fastest supercomputers in the world. Innovators and builders at heart, the Data Storage team seeks highly motivated, productive, inquisitive, and multi-talented candidates who are equally comfortable working independently as well as part of a team. Team member duties include: designing, building, and maintaining world-class data movement and storage systems; evaluating and testing new technology and solutions; system administration of HPC storage infrastructure in support of compute clusters; diagnosing, solving, and implementing solutions for various system operational problems; tuning file systems to increase performance and reliability of services; process automation.

About the HPC Networking Team
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Networking Team provides vanguard production support, research, and development for existing and future high-speed networks and interconnects that feed and unleash the power of the supercomputer. The Networking Team designs, builds and maintains some of the largest, fastest, and secure networks for both data movement and system capability in the world, including systems supporting up to 100 Gigabit per second of throughput and continuing to grow. We provide network technology spanning the full range of tiers from campus networks to highest speed cluster interconnects for some of the largest and fastest supercomputers in the world. The HPC Networking Team is responsible for all aspects of networking within the HPC environment across three separate networks. This includes Ethernet, InfiniBand, and Omni-Path networks used within more than a dozen high performance computing resources. This also includes significantly complex Ethernet networks that control and manage access between the clusters and external resources. The successful candidate will support design, deployment, and maintenance efforts for networks within the HPC environment. Builders and problem-solvers at heart, the HPC Networking Team seeks highly motivated, productive, inquisitive, and multi-talented candidates who are equally comfortable working independently as well as part of a team.