Scientist Specializing In Wetland Biodiversity Wins ASPIRE Science Prize

A scientist specializing in the research of wetland
biodiversity and nature’s contribution to people has won
the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and
Education known as ASPIRE
Prize
in its 10-year anniversary.

Dr.
Huai Chen, a leading researcher focusing in wetland
biodiversity and ecosystem services, was named the
region’s top early career researcher. Wetlands
conservation contributes to important works in climate
change mitigation as one of the most effective carbon sinks.
Dr. Chen’s findings lead to a better understanding of
these wetlands including protecting, developing new
generation models for methane emissions and enhancing
assessment of carbon storage and ecological
value.

“I am honored to receive the ASPIRE award and
share more about our work on wetlands. Knowledge knows no
borders and I am proud to work with a team of international
researchers as we advance our efforts in the
Asia-Pacific,”

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Why scientist Gretchen Goldman’s tweet about a CNN interview went viral

SALT LAKE CITY — Scientist and mother Gretchen Goldman never expected her message to go viral.

On Tuesday, Goldman posted a side-by-side photo to Twitter of herself during a CNN interview compared to the messy reality of the work-from-home mother’s Washington, D.C. home.

“I was surprised how much it resonated with people,” Goldman said of the tweet, which as of Wednesday afternoon has more than a quarter-million “Likes” and 30,000 retweets.

Goldman’s tweet, the beginning of Twitter threads, reads “Just so I’m being honest.”

The first photo shows Goldman — who is research director for the Center of Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists and has a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology — during a Monday interview with CNN.

She was on air to critique the appointment of David Legates, a University of Delaware professor of climatology, to the National Oceanic and

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The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: ORNL Distinguished Scientist Travis Humble on Coupling Classical and Quantum Computing

Oak Ridge National Lab’s Travis Humble has worked at the headwaters of quantum computing research for years. In this interview, he talks about his particular areas of interest, including integration of quantum computing with classical HPC systems.  “We’ve already recognized that we can accelerate solving scientific applications using quantum computers,” he says. “These demonstrations are just early examples of how we expect quantum computers can take us to the most challenging problems for scientific discovery.”

In This Update…. From the HPC User Forum Steering Committee

By Steve Conway and Thomas Gerard

After the global pandemic forced Hyperion Research to cancel the April 2020 HPC User Forum planned for Princeton, New Jersey, we decided to reach out to the HPC community in another way — by publishing a series of interviews with leading members of the worldwide HPC community. Our hope is that these seasoned leaders’ perspectives on HPC’s past, present

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