The CSCS User Day brought together around 60 users in Lucerne on 23 September. Exciting scientific lectures, lively two-minute personal poster presentations by scientists and discussions were the order of the day in Lucerne. Highlight of the day were three scientific presentations. Jeroen Tromp of Princeton University presented an ingenious method to create a realistic […]
The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) reported today how the group of professor Michele Parrinello demonstrated how diamonds emerge from graphite by using the Monte Rosa Cray XT5 supercomputer. For the first time ever the researchers have used a new method to precisely simulate the phase transition from graphite to diamond. Instead of happening concerted, […]
Lucio Mayer and his team simulated for the first time worldwide the birth of the Milky Way. The results stimulated many discussions in online forums. Lucio answers our questions. Lucio, this is the first simulation that allows reproducing the birth and evolution of a Milky Way-like galaxy. What are the main difficulties and challenges in […]
Christoph Grab is professor for experimental physics at ETH Zurich and coordinates the computing infrastructure for the Swiss particle physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment at CERN. In this interview Christoph tells us what scientific questions the LHC experiments want to answer. He summarizes the most important results that have been presented at […]
CSCS has been interview by Swiss Italian radio about the results of the ERIS simulation of Lucio Mayer.