Almost famous, a woman behind the codes - watch the recorded film

This was published on April 19, 2018

Watch the videos made during this event! On November 15, 2017, CECAM and NCCR MARVEL invited a truly outstanding representative of the first generation of coders, Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen, to share her recollections of those pioneering efforts.  

Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen in 1965 in front of the supercomputer Livermore Advanced Research Computer (LARC).©Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen

Mary Ann's long collaboration with Berni Alder at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was instrumental for establishing molecular dynamics as a key tool to study condensed matter systems. The event was introduced by a presentation on the early days of computer simulations in condensed matter physics by former CECAM director Prof. Michel Mareschal.

Watch the videos of the two parts of the event:

1. The early days of computer simulations in condensed matter physics by Prof. Michel Mareschal

2. A conversation between Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen and Daan Frenkel


Read Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen's interview by EPFL Magazine (Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen, codeuse de la première heure, in French)


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