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Tomas Arias

Professor, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Physics Department

Cornell University

Tomas Arias received his B.Sc., Physics, 1986, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ph.D., 1992, MIT. The focus of his research group is to calculate ab initio (from first  principles) how the rich variety of complex phenomena in condensed matter systems arises from the well-understood, simple underlying interactions among electrons and nuclei.  This work is multi-faceted and involves developing understanding of interacting many-body systems, unraveling physics spanning wide ranges of length- and time- scales, and learning how to describe thermal effects occurring in phase spaces with complex topologies.  Answering the questions which underlie these issues requires work in a broad range of disciplines including mathematics, numerical analysis, software development and supercomputer architecture, many-body theory, and condensed matter physics.


Betül Pamuk

Research Associate, Applied and Engineering Physics & PARADIM

Cornell University

Betül Pamuk has obtained her B.S. degree from Bilkent University; and M.A. and Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. She was a postdoctoral researcher at Pierre et Marie Curie Campus of Sorbonne Université and is currently a research associate staff scientist for PARADIM at Cornell University. She has been working on computational condensed matter physics using first-principles calculations. Her research is focused on understanding the effect of phonons on the atomic and electronic structure.


Lynne Vincent

Assistant Professor of Management
Syracuse University

Lynne Vincent holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is currently an assistant professor at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Before joining Syracuse University, she was a postdoc at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on the moral and social implications of creativity for individuals, groups, and organizations. She teaches undergraduate courses on management and organizational behavior at Syracuse University.