Mezzacappa to Lead UT-ORNL Supercomputer Center

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Tony Mezzacappa, a leader in the field of astrophysics and supernova science, has been named director of JICS, which operates Titan, the world’s fastest supercomputer. Mezzacappa is a pioneer in the field of supernova science, a UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow, and group leader for theoretical physics in the Physics Division at ORNL as well as a joint professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UT.

Dr. Mezzacappa brings unique and extensive experience in computational astrophysics, supernova science and academic vision to the JICS director position,” said UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “We are excited for his leadership and the forward-moving direction of the center.”

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