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Name our new high performance materials and molecular modelling system

26 February 2020

ISD is looking for your creative ideas for naming our new high performance computing system at the heart of UCL’s materials and molecular modelling research activity.

UCL Materials and Molecular Modelling (MMM) system

The new Materials and Molecular Modelling (MMM) system replaces the previous system, Thomas. This replacement is a high performance computing facility that will be based at UCL and will be available to researchers from other institutions within the consortium. This system will support modelling in a range of disciplines including physics, chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, biophysics, earth sciences, life sciences, chemical, mechanical.

And importantly, the replacement needs a name! To this end, the project team would be grateful for your suggestions. 

A few things to bear in mind:

  • The new name must relate to either research, science or computing. For example, the original Thomas system was named after the Londoner, scientist and polymath Thomas Young (1773–1829). His contributions include discoveries in the wave nature of light, the theory of vision, the elastic properties of solids, and the theory of surface tension 
  • When submitting your proposed name, please explain why it would be suitable for UCL’s new materials and molecular modelling (MMM) system.
  • The deadline for submissions is 14 March 2020, 23:59 BST
  • All entries must come from a recognised UCL staff email address
  • You can submit as many entries as you like

The proposed names will be shortlisted by the project team for a final decision to be made by the Project Board by the end of March 2020.

The winner, as well as getting their name used for the new system, will get a £50 voucher for either Amazon or John Lewis.

Please submit your entries to Karen Ofosu.

We look forward to your submissions – this is a great opportunity to make a visible contribution to UCL’s materials and molecular modelling (MMM) landscape.