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Physics graduate student Tyler Engstrom awarded a Penn State Academic Computing Fellowship.

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Tyler Engstrom has been awarded a 2012 Academic Computing Fellowship from the PSU Graduate School for the next three years.

Tyler's research focuses on phase stability in neutron star and pulsar crusts, in particular the completely ionized layers. The Academic Computing Fellowship was awarded for his proposal to use multigrid methods for nonlinear Thomas-Fermi equations, as well as a genetic algorithm to search for the ground state of multi-component accreted crusts. He is advised by Vin Crespi, and collaborates with Ben Owen and James Brannick (Math).