Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

For immediate release: 01/30/2014 | NR-14-01-07

Media advisory: LLNL's 'Science On Saturday' explores nature by computer simulation

Carenda L Martin, LLNL, (925) 424-4175, martin59@llnl.gov

WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Vic Castillo and Monte Vista High School teacher Rodger Johnson will present "Computer Simulation: Exploring Nature With a Computer."

WHAT: Computers are becoming an increasingly cheaper, more powerful tool that cannot be ignored by professionals. Computer simulation reproduces the behavior of natural- and man-made systems to help us understand, predict and communicate. In the first of four educational talks, presenters will demonstrate how computer simulations are being used by researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to explore nature on the world's fastest computers.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
Session I: 9:30 a.m.

Session II: 11:15 a.m.

WHERE:
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.

NOTE: Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no pre-registration. Directions, maps and a complete list of lectures are available on the Science on Saturday Website. Presentations may be viewed online via Livestream. Science on Saturday is presented by LLNL's Science Education Program.

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