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Plamen Krastev, PhD

Computational Scientist and Cyberinfrastructure Research Consultant

Plamen Krastev joined Research Computing (RC) in June 2011. Prior to joining Harvard University, he worked with the SciDAC Universal Nuclear Energy Density Functional (UNEDF) project at San Diego State University (SDSU) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Plamen received BS and MS in Laser Physics from Sofia University, Bulgaria, MS in Space Physics from University of Texas at El Paso, and PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from University of Idaho in 2006. After completing his doctoral research he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Texas A&M University-Commerce studying properties of dense nuclear matter, neutron stars and gravitational waves. From 2008 to 2011 Plamen was a postdoctoral researcher at SDSU and LLNL where he studied nuclear structure and developed high-performance shell model computer codes with the SciDAC UNEDF project.

In 2011 Plamen joined the Research Computing group at Harvard University where he assists the computational aspects of various research projects across the science and engineering departments, and delivers lectures and workshops on High Performance Scientific Computing (HPC) and efficient use of cyber-infrastructure resources. He assists researchers with application and workflow design and optimization. Plamen is a proposal reviewer and a panel review member for the National Science Foundation (NSF), and a member of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). His research interests are in the area of theoretical and computational physics and astrophysics, and High Performance Computng (HPC).

In his spare time Plamen enjoys reading, playing guitar, hiking, and Kyokushin.

Selected Publications:

1) High-density nuclear symmetry energy extracted from astrophysical observations
Bao-An Li, P. G. Krastev, De-Hua Wen, Wen-Jie Xie, Nai-Bo Zhang.
10.1063/1.5117808.
AIP Conf. Proc. 2127 (2019) no. 1, 020018.

2) Towards Understanding Astrophysical Effects of Nuclear Symmetry Energy
Bao-An Li, Plamen G. Krastev, De-Hua Wen, Nai-Bo Zhang.
arXiv:1905.13175 [nucl-th].
10.1140/epja/i2019-12780-8.
Eur. Phys. J. A 55 (2019) no. 7, 117.

3) Imprints of the nuclear symmetry energy on the tidal deformability of neutron stars
Plamen G. Krastev, Bao-An Li.
arXiv:1801.04620 [nucl-th].
10.1088/1361-6471/ab1a7a.
J. Phys. G 46 (2019) no. 7, 074001, Comments Nucl. Part. Phys. 46 (2019) 074001.

4) Viscoelastic Block Models of the North Anatolian Fault: A Unified Earthquake Cycle
Representation of Pre- and Postseismic Geodetic Observations
Phoebe M. R. DeVries, Plamen G. Krastev, James F. Dolan, and Brendan J. Meade.
Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. 107, no. 1 (2017).

5) Geodetically constrained models of viscoelastic stress transfer and earthquake trigger-
ing along the North Anatolian fault
Phoebe M. R. DeVries, Plamen G. Krastev, and Brendan J. Meade.
10.1002/2016GC006313
Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 17, 2700-2716 (2016).

6) Nuclear constraints on gravitational waves from deformed pulsars
Plamen G. Krastev and Bao-An Li.
Invited article by Nova Science Publishers for the edited collection "Gravitational
Waves: Exploration, Insights and Detection", NOVA Science Publishers (2017)
ISBN: 978-1-53612-257-2; arXiv: 1607.05373.

7) Factorization in large-scale many-body calculations
Calvin W. Johnson, W. Erich Ormand, Plamen G. Krastev.
arXiv:1303.0905 [nucl-th].
10.1016/j.cpc.2013.07.022.
Comput. Phys. Commun. 184 (2013) 2761-2774.

8) Imprints of Nuclear Symmetry Energy on Properties of Neutron Stars
Bao-An Li, Lie-Wen Chen, Michael Gearheart, Joshua Hooker, Che Ming Ko, Plamen G Krastev, Wei-Kang Lin, William G Newton, De-Hua Wen, Chang Xu and Jun Xu
arXiv:1103.4652 [nucl-th].
10.1088/1742-6596/312/4/042006.
J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 312 (2011) 042006.

9) Sensitivity analysis of random two-body interactions
Calvin W. Johnson, Plamen G. Krastev.
arXiv:1002.1693 [nucl-th].
10.1103/PhysRevC.81.054303.
Phys. Rev. C 81 (2010) 054303.

10) Nuclear limits on properties of pulsars and gravitational waves
Plamen G. Krastev and Bao-An Li.
Invited book chapter for the edited collection "Pulsars: Theory, Categories and Appli-
cations", Editor: A. D. Morozov, NOVA Science Publishers (2010)
ISBN: 978-1-61668-919-3; arXiv: 1001.0353.

11) Effects of the Nuclear Symmetry Energy on Gravitational Waves From the Axial W-modes of Isolated Neutron Stars
Plamen G. Krastev, De-Hua Wen, Bao-An Li.
10.1142/S0218301310016132.
Int. J. Mod. Phys. E 19 (2010) no. 08 n09, 1712.

12) Imprints of the Nuclear Symmetry Energy on Gravitational Waves From Deformed Pulsars
Plamen G. Krastev, Bao-An Li.
10.1142/S0218301310016119.
Int. J. Mod. Phys. E 19 (2010) no. 08 n09, 1694.

13) Constraining the EOS of neutron-rich nuclear matter and properties of neutron stars with heavy-ion reactions
Bao‐An Li, Lie‐Wen Chen, Che Ming Ko, Plamen G. Krastev, De‐Hua Wen, Aaron Worley, Zhigang Xiao, Jun Xu, Gao‐Chan Yong, and Ming Zhang
arXiv:0902.3284 [nucl-th].
10.1063/1.3146208.
AIP Conf. Proc. 1128 (2009) no.1, 131-143.

14) Imprints of the nuclear symmetry energy on gravitational waves from the axial w-modes of neutron stars
De-Hua Wen, Bao-An Li, Plamen G. Krastev.
arXiv:0902.4702 [nucl-th].
10.1103/PhysRevC.80.025801.
Phys. Rev. C 80 (2009) 025801.

15) Nuclear constraints on gravitational waves from rapidly rotating neutron stars
Aaron Worley, Plamen G. Krastev, Bao-An Li.
arXiv:0812.0408 [astro-ph].

16) Constraining the density dependence of nuclear symmetry energy with heavy-ion reactions and its astrophysical impact
Bao-An Li, Lie-Wen Chen, Che Ming Ko, Plamen G. Krastev, Aaron Worley.
arXiv:0806.2355 [nucl-th].

17) Nuclear limits on gravitational waves from elliptically deformed pulsars
Plamen G. Krastev, Bao-An Li, Aaron Worley.
arXiv:0805.1973 [astro-ph].
10.1016/j.physletb.2008.07.105.
Phys. Lett. B 668 (2008) 1-5.

18) Nuclear constraints on the momenta of inertia of neutron stars
By Aaron Worley, Plamen G. Krastev, Bao-An Li.
arXiv:0801.1653 [astro-ph].
Astrophys. J. 685 (2008) 390-399.

19) Effective interactions in neutron-rich matter
Plamen G. Krastev, Francesca Sammarruca, Bao-An Li, Aaron Worley.
arXiv:0710.0427 [nucl-th].

20) Constraining properties of rapidly rotating neutron stars using data from heavy-ion collisions
Plamen G. Krastev, Bao-An Li, Aaron Worley.
arXiv:0709.3621 [astro-ph].
10.1086/528736.
Astrophys. J. 676 (2008) 1170.

21) Constraining properties of neutron stars with heavy-ion reactions in terrestrial laboratories
Bao-An Li, Lie-Wen Chen, Che Ming Ko, Plamen G. Krastev, Andrew W. Steiner, Gao-Chan Yong.
arXiv:0705.2999 [nucl-th].
10.1088/0954-3899/35/1/014044.
J. Phys. G 35 (2008) 014044.

22) Constraining a possible time variation of the gravitational constant G with terrestrial nuclear laboratory data
Plamen G. Krastev, Bao-An Li.
nucl-th/0702080 [NUCL-TH].
10.1103/PhysRevC.76.055804.
Phys. Rev. C 76 (2007) 055804.

23) Spin polarized neutron matter within the Dirac-Brueckner-Hartree-Fock approach
P. G. Krastev, F. Sammarruca.
nucl-th/0607029.
10.1103/PhysRevC.75.034315.
Phys. Rev. C 75 (2007) 034315.

24) Neutron star properties and the equation of state of neutron-rich matter
Plamen G. Krastev, Francesca Sammarruca.
nucl-th/0601065.
10.1103/PhysRevC.74.025808.
Phys. Rev. C 74 (2006) 025808.

25) Effective Interactions in Neutron‐Rich Matter
F. Sammarruca, P. Krastev, W. Barredo.
10.1063/1.2114708.
AIP Conf.Proc. 791 (2005) no.1, 193.

26) More on nucleon-nucleon cross sections in symmetric and asymmetric matter
F. Sammarruca, P. Krastev.
nucl-th/0509011.
10.1103/PhysRevC.73.014001.
Phys. Rev. C 73 (2006) 014001.

27) Predicting the single-proton / neutron potentials in asymmetric nuclear matter
F. Sammarruca, W. Barredo, P. Krastev.
nucl-th/0411053.
10.1103/PhysRevC.71.064306.
Phys.Rev. C 71 (2005) 064306.

28) Convection during strong driving in MHD simulations: Evolution of flux tube volume
P. Krastev, R. E. Lopez, S. Hernandez, and M. Wiltberger
10.1016/j.asr.2005.07.061.
Adv. Space Res., Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1855-1858 (2005).

 

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