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SC15: Science Advocate and Emmy Award Winning Actor Alan Alda to Open SC15

Alan Alda, founder of the the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stonybrook University, gives the keynote presentation at the SC15 supercomputing conference about the urgency for clear and accurate communication in high performance computing.

Alan Alda, actor, director and writer, has had a lifelong interest in science. He hosted the PBS program Scientific American Frontiers from 1993 to 2005, an experience he called "the best thing I ever did in front of a camera." Perhaps best known as surgeon 'Hawkeye' Pierce on the TV series MASH, Alda has won seven Emmys, six Golden Globes, and three Directors Guild of America awards for directing. His two memoires are both New York Times bestsellers.

A recipient of the National Science Board’s Public Service Award, Alda is a visiting professor at and founding member of Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, where he helps develop innovative programs on how scientists communicate with the public. He is also on the Board of Directors of the World Science Festival.

SC15 is the 27th annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. The event showcases the latest in supercomputing to advance scientific discovery, research, education and commerce.

Feature story: https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/-/sc15-science-advocate-and-emmy-award-winning-actor-alan-alda-to-open-sc15

Music Credits: Alex Fitch, Mile Post 1, freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Fit…la/Mile_Post_1