Lorena A. Barba group


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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 »

How repro-packs can save your future-self

The story of a bug-fix after the research paper was published. Back in December 2019 we published a paper along with its reproducibility packages. These repro-packs, as we call them, consist of all the files necessary to reproduce the results in our paper (data and plots) and we deposit them in Zenodo and Figshare archives... 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 »