Update

Feb. 11th, 2010 10:19 am
dr_ether: (Default)
Well since last time I posted a real update my dear wife [livejournal.com profile] glittersavvy has been busy with her new job at the uni and we have had the pleasure of being able to spend more time together. It also means the future is somewhat more exciting as we can afford to go on holiday etc, the first of which is for our 1 year anniversary of being married, and we are going to York for a few days next weekend. IT should be really good fun as we will also get a chance to see Nix and Tofu.

On the work front I am still coding away, getting nearer to that first Warwick paper, while also working hard on my first research proposal, and preparing for applying to EPSRC for more funding. I have also been getting a few chances to do some teaching, only helping in tutorials, but it is all good fun.

But I have now been able to sign off on my literature review paper. I have seen the final cover proof of the journal, and it will appear in print on March 18th in JPCA. I also have news that another paper is being put together based on my work at Manchester. This would bring papers from my PhD to 8. And this one would be the fucking icing on the cake as the models I developed are applied to long timescale simulations to obtain macroscopic water properties. Quite good timing considering the cover article on New Scientist this week.

IN other news roleplay for this year has been restarted, and the chronicle now nears the first major event. Setting shaking stuff. All this is on [livejournal.com profile] etheric_labs 

Otherwise we have had the pleasure of having James M stay over for the weekend, [info][livejournal.com profile] glittersavvy  appears in photobook by [livejournal.com profile] aiko273. It's called The Orpheum Circuit. Aiko is extremely talented and the book looks stunning. Maybe some of you might consider buying a copy? You can do so here, as well as preview the book: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1147613

Add to that her nice new hair which I love!

So all in all not a bad few weeks!
dr_ether: (Default)


So this is what the cover of the journal will look like with my cover image... hoorah!!

The work in the paper is based upon my PhD project, a literature review.

Here is the abstract:

Potential Energy Surfaces Fitted by Artificial Neural Networks


Chris M. Handley, and Paul L.A. Popelier*

Molecular Mechanics is the tool of choice for the modelling of systems that are so large or complex that it is impractical or impossible to model them by ab initio methods. For this reason there is a need for accurate potentials that are able to quickly reproduce ab initio quality results at the fraction of the cost. The interactions within force fields are represented by a number of functions. Some interactions are well understood and can be represented by simple mathematical functions while others are not so well understood and their functional form is represented in a simplistic manner or not even known. In the last 20 years there have been the first examples of a new design ethic, where novel and contemporary methods using machine learning, in particular artificial neural networks, have been used to find the nature of the underlying functions of a force field. Here we appraise what has been achieved over this time and what requires further improvements, while offering some insight and guidance for the development of future force fields.
dr_ether: (Default)
The final version of the image for the journal that I have submitted




'A schematic of the CO/Ni(111) system and a feed-forward neural network'

dr_ether: (Default)
So the good news is that the image I submitted to go with my paper, and to be in the table of contents of the journal, well it is now going to be the image on the front cover of the journal!!! EPIC!!!!

Also my ugly mug will appear in the journal. I may have to by a hard copy for myself.

November 2011

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
2021222324 2526
27282930   

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:42 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios