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Pawsey user elected to Australian Academy of Science 2015 Fellows

Professor Julian Gale. Image courtesy of Australian Academy of Science.

Professor Julian Gale. Image courtesy of Australian Academy of Science.

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre user and Curtin University researcher Professor Julian Gale has been elected as one of the Australian Academy of Science’s 2015 Fellows.

The Fellowship recognises Australian researchers for outstanding contributions to science and scientific research.

Professor Gale and his research group at Curtin University’s Department of Chemistry work in the development and application of theoretical or computational methods to problems in chemistry, physics, mineralogy and materials science. This work can lead to the development of new materials with a diverse range of practical applications.

His research has formed the basis for General Utility Lattice Program (GULP), one of the most widely used commercial packages in this field.

Professor Gale has been a regular user of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s resources, and was part of the Centre’s Petascale Pioneers Program – the first research projects to use the full capability of the petascale Magnus.

For more information on Professor Gale’s election and his research, see this video on the Australian Academy of Science’s YouTube channel here.

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