Pilot Outreach Project

The VLab is a possible answer to the requests of experimental colleagues in the mineral physics community, who wish to perform computational experiments when laboratory experiments are impossible. However, its full implementation and operation as a community facility, which is its ultimate goal, will require substantial training and user support. While the VLab is brought to operation, user support must be carried out in a reduced scale through a pilot project, mainly to get feedback from its users. We will train and enable students and/or post-docs from two experimental groups, Prof.Alexandra Navrotsky (UC-Davis) and Prof. Shun-ichiro Karato (Yale), to use the techniques and apply them through the VLab. This is a very realistic goal. Several computational mineral physicists today started as experimentalists. (Wentzcovitch, Karki, Erlebacher, and Pierce)

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