Chad Meyer wins CRC Award for Computational Sciences and Visualization

Author: Stephanie Healey

Chad Meyer - CRC Award recipient 2012

Chad Meyer, a graduate student in the Department of Physics, has received   the 2012 Center for Research Computing Award for Computational Sciences and Visualization.

This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the areas of computational sciences and visualization. Such contributions may include, but are not limited to: 1) applications of high performance computation and/or visualization technology; 2) development of algorithms, codes, software environments or other tools for better using high performance computing and/or visualization.

Meyer studies computational astrophysics, simulating star formation.  He models the complex fluid dynamics within molecular clouds, which ultimately lead to the gravitational collapse of the first protostellar cores.  To facilitate this, he also works in the area of algorithm development, building new numerical methods to improve the computational efficiency of simulations.

The Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame is an innovative and multidisciplinary research environment that supports collaboration to facilitate discoveries in science and engineering, the arts, humanities and social sciences, through advanced computation, data analysis and other digital research tools. The center enhances the University’s cyber-infrastructure, provides support for interdisciplinary research and education, and conducts computational research.