Dr. Darren Reed, a post doc at University of Zurich presents at CSCS User Day his work on “Clues about the dark matter particle from the large-scale cosmic web of galaxies”. He also tries to answer the question “what is exactly dark matter?”.
CSCS is reporting on how supercomputers can explain why Homo neanderthalensis disappeared about 15,000 years ago. At that time modern humans, Homo sapiens, came to Europe and Homo neanderthalensis disappeared for good. Now the supercomputer is to assess which of the current hypotheses can explain their extinction. 20,000 to 200,000 years before our time, with [...]
George Lake is professor for astrophysics at the University of Zurich (UZH). At his visit to the hpc-ch booth at SC11 we interviewed him about his research activities. George told us that at UZH there are different research groups working on dark matter, large scale structure of the universe and galaxy and clusters of galaxies. [...]
The molecular scientist Jürg Hutter, Professor at the University of Zurich, began developing CP2K about ten years ago in collaboration with the research group led by Michele Parrinello, Professor of Computational Science at ETH Zurich and the Università della Svizzera italiana. The CP2K program now consists of nearly a million lines of code and is [...]
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 [...]