Can numerical “experiments” INSPIRE physical experiments?

By Supriyo Datta

Purdue University

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This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum, "Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad set of experts to reflect on the future of computational science and engineering.


Supriyo Datta Supriyo Datta received his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India) in 1975 and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1979. In 1981 he joined Purdue University where he is currently the Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award and a IEEE Centennial Key to the Future Award in 1984, the Frederick Emmons Terman Award from the ASEE in 1994 and shared the SRC Technical Excellence Award, 2001 and the IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award, 2002 with Mark Lundstrom. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Physical Society (APS) and the Institute of Physics (IOP) and has authored several books: Surface Acoustic Wave Devices (Prentice Hall,1986), Quantum Phenomena (Addison-Wesley, 1989), Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems (Cambridge, 1995) and Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor (Cambridge, 2005). His current research interests are centered around the physics of nanostructures and includes spin electronics, molecular electronics, nanoscale device physics and mesoscopic superconductivity.

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