School of Natural Science and Math
Thursday, September 11, 2014
BLAND: A More Interesting Method for Crystallographic Data Analysis Time: 3:30p - 4:00p Location: Laughlin Auditorium Details:In its raw form crystallographic data obtained from neutron diffraction experiments can seem drastically different from predicted outcomes at first glance. Traditionally, in order to reconcile these differences PhDs who knew a great deal about the crystal structure being analyzed would have to spend months adjusting model parameters using something called a Rietveld refinement in order to extract unknown model parameters from the data. BLAND is a software package that automates this process and greatly speeds it up (if you have access to a supercomputing cluster) allowing for better, faster, and more complete analysis of advanced nanoscale materials.SmallTalk is an informal colloquium series on topics related to Mathematics and Computer Science. Talks are limited to 30 minutes. Refreshments provided by the Mount MAA and ACM Student Chapters.