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Michael McGuigan

Deputy Director, Computational Scientist


  • Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Rockefeller University, New York, NY
  • M.S., Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • B.S., Physics and Math, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Areas of Interest

Specializes in the field of scientific visualization, parallel computing and data analysis. Computational research interests include parallel visualization and parallel simulation.


Works in the field of nanoscience on the implementation of parallel Monte Carlo Heisenberg models on supercomputers to study magnetic materials. Develops parallel codes that can be applied to nanoscience in particular nanorings, nanotubes and nanoparticles of gold and carbon.

Publications (since 2004)

M. McGuigan, J.W. Davenport, Computational Exploration of the Nanogold Energy Landscape arXiv:0912.5316v1 [cond-mat.mes-hall]

M. McGuigan, J.W. Davenport, J. Glimm, Computational Approach to finite size and shape effects in iron nanomagnets, J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 320, 190 (2008).

H. Benveniste, S.J. BlackLand, Y.Ma, P.Hof, R.Bennett, M. McGuigan, L.Slatest, A Three Dimensional Digital Atlas Database of the Adult C57BL/6J Mouse Brain by Magnetic Resonance Microscopy, Neuroscience 135, 1203 (2005)

S.Tomov, M.McGuigan, R.Bennett, G.Smith, and J.Spiletic, Benchmarking and Implementation of Probability - Based Simulations on Programmable Graphics Cards Computers & Graphics, vol. 29/1, February 2005, pp71-80.

S. Tomov, R.Bennett, M.McGuigan, A.Peskin, G.Smith, and J.Spiletic, Application of Interactive Parallel Visualization for Commodity-based Clusters Using Visualization APIs, Computers & Graphics, vol. 28/2, April 2004, pp.273-278.

S. Tomov, M. McGuigan, Interactive visualization of higher dimensional data in a multiview environment, arXiv:cs/0405048 [cs.GR]