
DataCentric Models for Multilevel Algorithms
07 Feb 2016   Contributor(s):: Samuel Guiterrez
Today, computational scientists must contend with a diverse set of supercomputer architectures that are capable of exposing unprecedented levels of parallelism and complexity. Effectively placing, moving, and operating on data residing in complex distributed memory hierarchies is quickly...

Discretization of Elliptic Differential Equations Using Sparse Grids and Prewavelets
04 Feb 2016   Contributor(s):: Christoph Pflaum
Sparse grids can be used to discretize second order elliptic differential equations on a ddimensional cube. Using Galerkin discretization, we obtain a linear equation system with unknowns. The corresponding discretization error is in the norm. A major difficulty in...

Ferroelectric BaTiO3 Nanowires: Synthesis, Properties, and Device Applications
12 Feb 2008   Contributor(s):: Zhaoyu Wang
One dimensional ferroelectric nanowires have attracted much attention due to its interests in fundamental physics and potential applications in Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS), nonvolatile ferroelectric memories, and sensors. Domain structure is the most important property of ferroelectric...

Geometric Multigrid for MHD Simulations with Nedelec Finite Elements on Tetrahedral Grids
02 Feb 2016   Contributor(s):: Chris Hansen
The MagnetoHydroDynamic (MHD) model is used extensively to simulate macroscopic plasma dynamics in Magnetic Confinement Fusion (MCF) devices. In these simulations, the span of time scales from fast wave dynamics to the desired evolution of equilibrium due to transport processes is large,...

Harnessing SolidState Ionic Transport
14 Apr 2008   Contributor(s):: Keng Hsu
Metallic nanostructures are the essential components of a large number of highperformance electronic devices, plasmonic devices, as well as physical and chemical sensors. Fabrication of nanoscale metallic features with controlled geometry has so far relied on lithographic processes that are...

High Dimensional Uncertainty Quantification via Multilevel Monte Carlo
02 Feb 2016   Contributor(s):: Hillary Fairbanks
Multilevel Monte Carlo (MLMC) has been shown to be a cost effective way to compute moments of desired quantities of interest in stochastic partial differential equations when the uncertainty in the data is highdimensional. In this talk, we investigate the improved performance of MLMC versus...

HPGMG: Benchmarking Computers Using Multigrid
02 Feb 2016   Contributor(s):: Jed Brown
HPGMG (https://hpgmg.org) is a geometric multigrid benchmark designed to measure the performance and versatility of computers. For a benchmark to be representative of applications, good performance on the benchmark should be sufficient to ensure good performance on most important applications...

Hub Snub: Removing Vertices with High Degree from Coarsegrid Correction
02 Feb 2016   Contributor(s):: Geoffry Sanders
Network scientists often employ numerical solutions to linear systems as subroutines of data mining algorithms. Due to the illconditioned nature of the systems, obtaining solutions with standard iterative methods is often prohibitively costly; current research aims to automatically construct...

Illinois 2009 nanobiophotonics Summer School, Lecture 11: Plasmonics, Metamaterials
27 Oct 2009   Contributor(s):: Nick Fang
Plasmonics, MetaMaterialsTopics: New Frontiers of Photonics What Are MetaMaterials? Electromagnetic MetaMaterials Effective Medium Properties Plasmonic "Atoms" and "Crystals" Plasmonic Response Physics of Surface Plasmon Artificial Magnetism Split Ring Resonators The Swiss Roll Structure...

Illinois 2009 nanobiophotonics Summer School, Lecture 13: Nanohub Workspaces and the Rappture Toolkit
27 Oct 2009   Contributor(s):: Michael McLennan
Nanohub Workspaces and the Rappture ToolkitTopics: Using nanoHUB Workspaces: Introducing the Rappture Toolkit More Rappture Objects: Using Rappture with MATLAB Using Rappture with C, Fortran: Advanced Rappture Concepts Using Rappture with Tcl: Tips for Building Better Rappturebased Tools...

Illinois 2009 nanobiophotonics Summer School, Lecture 1: Optics, Introduction and Fundamentals
21 Sep 2009   Contributor(s):: Kimani C Toussaint
Optics, Introduction and FundamentalsTopics: What is Optics? Optics Theories EM Spectrum Index of Refraction Ray Optics FERMAT's Principle HERO's Principle Reflection Refraction Planar Boundaries Total Internal Reflection Spherical Lenses Thin Lens (Focusing) Thin Lens (Imaging) F Number and...

Illinois 2009 nanobiophotonics Summer School, Lecture 2: Optics, Microscopy
21 Sep 2009   Contributor(s):: Kimani C Toussaint
Optics, MicroscopyTopics: Background Spatial Resolution Microscope Architecture Contrast Optical Sources and detectors Resolution EnhancementVideo Processing and compression done by Kirill Lagoutchev, edited and uploaded by Omar Sobh.

Illinois 2009 nanobiophotonics Summer School, Lecture 3: Elastic Light Scattering
21 Sep 2009   Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu
Elastic Light ScatteringTopics: Light Scattering by Inhomogeneous Media Scattering on Single Particles Scattering on Simple Particles Rayleigh Scattering The Born Approximation The Spatial Correlation Function Single Particle Under Born approximation Ensemble of Particles Mie Scattering Multiple...

Illinois 2009 nanobiophotonics Summer School, Lecture 6: Cell Cycle and Cancer Cell
27 Oct 2009   Contributor(s):: Marina Marjanovic
Cell Cycle and Cancer CellTopics: The functions of cell division: reproduction The functions of cell division: growth and development The functions of cell division: tissue renewal The structure and function of epithelial tissues Epithelial tissues Types of connective tissue Connective tissues...

Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School Lecture 1: Welcome
15 Nov 2011   Contributor(s):: Rashid Bashir, Nahil Sobh
1) Prof. Art Kramer, Director  Beckman Institute2) Prof. Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean of Engineering3) Prof. Rashid Bashir, Director  Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory4) Dr. Marina...

Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School Lecture 2: Photoaucistic Tomography, Ultrasonically Breaking Through the Optical Diffusion Limit
15 Nov 2011   Contributor(s):: Lihong Wang

Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School Lecture 3: Introduction to Cellular Bioengineering
15 Nov 2011   Contributor(s):: Yingxiao Wang

Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School Lecture 4: Pathology of Blood and Tissue Biopsies
15 Nov 2011   Contributor(s):: Krishna Tangella

Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School Lecture 5: Introduction to NanoPhotonics
15 Nov 2011   Contributor(s):: Kent D Choquette

Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School Lecture 6: Optics, Fourier Transforms
15 Nov 2011   Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu