Jeff Templon

Physicist, NIKHEF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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JT at CHEP 2015 in Okinawa
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JT Demonstrates Grid Computing by whistling "The Testbed Blues"

Since 2004 I lead the Physics Data Processing (PDP) group at Nikhef. The PDP group works in the general field of distributed high-performance computing, with a historical focus on Grid computing. The main thrusts of the group are:

This web page is undergoing a long overdue overhaul, the stuff below is approximately eight years old and hence possibly of historical interest.

I moved from the University of Georgia (where I was Assistant Prof. of Physics) in June 2001 and have been so busy that I haven't really updated my pages. Please forgive what cruft you may pick up.

Physics Research Stuff

Since July 2001 I have been working on the DataGrid project. The idea is that many physics projects have such huge computational and informational (that is, how much storage space you need) requirements that you can't expect to do the work on one computer or possibly even in one lab. DataGrid is a pilot project to construct a networked computing environment optimized for doing lots of calculation involving massive amounts of data.

NIKHEF is one of the main partners in the project. I work in Work Package 8 which is a subunit focusing on

I am on the DataGrid Architecture Task Force. I am also a WP8 "Loose Cannon" (no web site can hold us!)

In the five years prior I have done most of my research at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF, or JLab, or formerly CEBAF). My physics research stuff link goes to a page describing research I am doing at Jefferson Lab (Newport News, Virginia), MAMI (Mainz, Germany), and NIKHEF (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). Other physics-related links are here too.

In October 2000 (basically the whole month), I and collaborators were performing an experiment in Hall A at JLab. My group at Georgia received an NSF grant partially in support of this experiment. I have a page for this experiment.

Here is some info for prospective graduate students! There are a lot of projects I'm involved in, and lots of room for a good graduate student to make big contributions.

This research was supported by the National Science Foundation.

Teaching Stuff

This past year: I like teaching these classes.
I'm also the Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the Physics program in our department.

Sometimes I help out writers from newspapers (I like to do that too). Here is a story from The Deseret News that I helped with.

Computer Stuff

I am heavily involved with scientific computing issues, and this link will take you to a page which describes information about my research and interests in this area, as well as to some Linux Information pages. The Nuclear Interactions Group at MIT made a big investment of effort towards building a scientific computing environment under Linux, and I spent a lot of time working on this while at MIT. This link will also take you to my Linux Fortran Information Page.

Personal Stuff

I have a life outside the lab, although the page that this link takes you to doesn't have much to say about it. I will add more if I ever get time.

One thing I will put here is one of the original versions (early 1993) of the Fender Strat-O-FAQ which attempts to answer some frequently-asked questions about Fender's famous guitar. Don Tillman and I put this together when I was living in Holland.


These are shortcuts to pages referenced deep within the bowels of the categories listed above.

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