Norman to head Supercomputer Center

Michael L. Norman has been named director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UCSD.

A distinguished professor of physics at UCSD and a globally recognized computational astrophysicist, he had been SDSC's interim director since July 2009 and chief scientific officer of the supercomputer center since June 2008.

Norman, a pioneer in using advanced computational methods to explore the universe and its beginnings, was named a senior fellow of SDSC in 2000. He also directs the Laboratory for Computational Astrophysics, a collaboration between UCSD and the Supercomputer Center resulting in the widely used ENZO community code for astrophysics and cosmology simulations on parallel computers.



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