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Natalia Clementi defended her PhD thesis

Congratulations to Natalia Clementi, who successfully defended her thesis on February 16, 2021. Bravo! Natalia is from Argentina, with a degree in physics from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. She was recruited by Prof. Barba during the VI Latin American Symposium on High-Performance Computing (HPC-Latam) in July 2013, and arrived in Washington to join the Barbagroup... Continue »

Reproducible validation and replication studies in nanoscale physics

Preprint: arXiv 2008.05414, 12 Aug 2020. Submitted: July 27, 2020. Accepted: September 23, 2020. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 379(2197):20200068 (March 2021). Abstract Credibility building activities in computational research include verification and validation, reproducibility and replication, and uncertainty quantification. Though orthogonal to each other, they are related. This paper presents validation and replication... Continue »

Lorena Barba is Jupyter Distinguished Contributor

At the closing keynote of JupyterCon 2020, Fernando Pérez introduced the inaugural class of Jupyter Distinguished Contributors, and Lorena Barba was among them! Project Jupyter established a "Distinguished Contributor" award in 2020 to recognize the work of contributors that is sustained over at least two years and is substantial in quality and quantity. Prof. Barba... Continue »

Computational nanoplasmonics in the quasistatic limit for biosensing applications

Preprint: arXiv 1812.10722 Dec. 31, 2018. Submitted: Dec. 31, 2018; Jan. 20, 2019; Mar. 20, 2019. Accepted: Nov. 1. Published: Dec. 16, 2019. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.100.063305 Abstract This work uses the long-wavelength limit to compute LSPR response of biosensors, expanding the open-source PyGBe code to compute the extinction cross-section of metallic nanoparticles in the presence of any target... Continue »

Reproducible workflow on a public cloud for computational fluid dynamics

Submitted: April 18, 2019. Preprint: arXiv 1904.07981 Revised: Aug. 22. Accepted: Sep. 4. Published: Sep. 17, 2019 DOI 10.1109/MCSE.2019.2941702 Abstract In a new effort to make our research transparent and reproducible by others, we developed a workflow to run and share computational studies on the public cloud Microsoft Azure. It uses Docker containers to create an... Continue »

New Report: Reproducibility and Replicability in Science

Prof. Barba is a co-author of the National Academies study report on "Reproducibility and Replicability in Science." The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) carried out this study on commission from the National Science Foundation, with additional sponsorship from the Sloan Foundation. This report presents the consensus of the committee and is the result... Continue »