Science Studio: Juan Meza Discusses Computational Mathematics in KTEP Radio Interview
November 3, 2008
Juan Meza, head of Berkeley Lab's High Performance Computing Research Department, was interviewed on the radio program “Science Studio” on El Paso NPR station KTEP on November 2, 2008. In the interview, Meza talks about how the field of computational mathematics helps solve problems encountered with silicon wafers, protein folding, and countless more. He also talks about the stigma of the “geek” factor in mathematics.
To hear the half-hour interview, go to http://www.ktep.org/files/archive_949.ram (requires RealPlayer software).
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