University to host major supercomputing event

Posted by uatemp13 at Sep 20, 2013 04:55 PM |
Department of Physics and Astronomy researchers to present at DiRAC Day 2013

The University will host DiRAC Day 2013, a major national supercomputing event, on Monday 23 September 10.30 - 5.00pm, in the Stamford Court Conference Centre.

The team from the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will present the latest scientific advances which have been made possible by the Distributed Research utilising Advanced Computing (DiRAC) supercomputer.

Researchers from Leicester’s Theoretical Astrophysics Group within the Department of Physics and Astronomy are currently using the £2 million "Complexity"computer - the node of DiRAC hosted by the University - on a number of exciting projects.

During the event, Leicester researchers will also present findings from their other DiRAC research projects – including planet formation within other solar systems and dark matter.

The DiRAC facility was launched in 2012, and has allowed researchers to model physical processes governing the evolution of the Universe in far greater detail than was previously possible.