has announced a $10 million gift from alumnus William H. Neukom ('64) in support of its computational science program.
The gift will fund the William H. Neukom Academic Cluster in Computational Science, including three new faculty members who use advanced computational techniques in their work. One of the professorships will be a distinguished chair named for Thomas Kurtz, the Dartmouth mathematics professor and computer scientist who, along with former Dartmouth president John Kemeny, created the computer language fifty years ago.
The gift from Neukom, a Dartmouth trustee emeritus (chair, 2004-07), also will support a postdoctoral fellowship in computational science and create new research opportunities for undergraduates. Neukom’s commitment will be matched with $5 million from a $100 million gift announced in April from an anonymous donor. In 2004, Neukom provided $22 million to establish the .
"My hope for these new faculty members is that they will tackle real-world problems through computational science in their own work, and also empower their colleagues and students across campus to adopt similar techniques," said Neukom. "Dartmouth changed my life, and I’m excited to contribute to scholarship and learning that will shape a new generation of students in the Information Age."