Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a University of New Mexico/Los Alamos National Laboratory computational symposium at The University of New Mexico on Jan. 31.

The symposium, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the UNM Student Union Building, Rooms Santa Ana A/B, will explore ways to enhance collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and UNM in the areas of computational science, high-performance computing, and business support.

The symposium will include a brief introduction to the opportunities for collaboration in these areas by UNM and LANL leadership, followed by a panel of LANL and UNM faculty and staff presenting and discussing their experiences, successes, and challenges in such collaborations. An informal reception for additional discussions will follow the meeting.

Those interested are asked to RSVP.

The agenda for the day will be as follows:

1-1:30 p.m. - Introduction and welcome

Gabriel Lopez, UNM Vice President for Research
Dave Clark, LANL National Security Education Center
Patrick Bridges, UNM Center for Advanced Research Computing and the Department of Computer Science

Introduction by institutional leads on the goals, opportunities, challenges, and mechanisms for collaborations between UNM and Los Alamos.

1:30-3 p.m. - Panel: UNM/LANL Collaboration Opportunities
Moderator: Patrick Bridges, UNM Center for Advanced Research Computing and Department of Computer Science

LANL and UNM panelists representing LANL education programs will discuss LANL/UNM business collaborations, and LANL research in computational physics, computer sciences, and computation. UNM Los Alamos, UNM applied and computational math, and the New Mexico Consortium will give short presentations and discuss potential areas for collaboration on research and education, including successes, challenges, and opportunities.
3-4 p.m. - Closing remarks and reception for informal discussions