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CRA Profiles Ann Almgren

December 1, 2006

The Computer Research Association is featuring Ann Almgren in the Profile of the Month column on its web site.

The column is part of the initiative by the association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) to highlight women working in commercial and government research labs in North America.

Almgren is a scientist in CRD, affiliated with the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering. She focuses on computational fluid dynamics, in particular low speed reacting flows such as those that occur in certain astrophysical settings, flames, as well as subsurface modeling.

Her work has advanced the understanding of how white dwarf stars explode to form Type Ia supernovae, which serve as “standard candles” for measuring distances in space.

Read more about Almgren at http://www.cra.org/Activities/craw/projects/industry_researchers/main.html.

 


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