2015 Margaret Butler Celebration Agenda
Argonne’s Women in Science and Technology (WIST) Program and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) present the inaugural “Margaret Butler Celebration of Women in Computational Science and Nuclear Engineering.”
The celebration will take place Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Building 240 TCS Conference Center and the Argonne Guest House.
RSVP is needed for the keynote address, reception and dinner, and to request Argonne gate passes to gain access to the site. The dinner is $30, payable by cash or credit card at the event.
|1:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.||
Welcome: WIST Program Initiator and ALCF Representatives
Kirsten Laurin-Kovitz (GSS)
Michael Papka (CELS)
|1:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m.||The Remarkable Career of Margaret Butler”
Lois Curfman McInnes (MCS)
Senior Computational Scientist
|2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.||Toward a Better Atomistic Description of Intermolecular Interactions in Materials
Ying Li, 2014 ALCF Margaret Butler Fellowship Recipient
|2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.||Keynote Address “#hpcmatters”
Dona Crawford, Associate Director for Computation, Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryAbstract:
The extraordinary computing/computational tools at the U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories are used to take on epic projects in service to the nation. For more than six decades the labs have relentlessly focused on complex, long-term problems that can be advanced through computing. Grounded by 39 years of first-hand experience at Sandia and then Lawrence Livermore, this talk reviews the advancements in computer platforms over the last 60 years and the concomitant application progress.
|3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.||Poster Session
Research presented by Argonne’s computational scientists and nuclear engineers.
|5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.||Reception at Argonne Guest House|
|6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.||Dinner and Open Microphone at Argonne Guest House
A reception, dinner and open microphone at the Argonne Guest House will take place. All guests are invited to share perspectives on Butler’s research, influence and interactions.
About Margaret Butler
Margaret Butler (1924-2013) was a pioneering scientist who spent her career at the forefront of the development of computer science, computational science and nuclear energy. Butler began her career at Argonne in 1948. She was the first woman named a fellow of the American Nuclear Society.
Deeply involved in the mathematics and numerical computations for the design of the Navy’s first nuclear submarine reactor, Butler subsequently became part of the logical design team for several early computers at Argonne. She later headed the first operating system used at Argonne for the IBM 704, was leader of the Applications Programming Section in Argonne’s Applied Mathematics Division and served as director of the National Energy Software Center from 1972 to 1991.
For additional information about Margaret Butler’s career, visit “The Remarkable Career of a Pioneering Computational Scientist.”