CSCS User Day – Video “A new understanding of galaxy formation” by Lucio Mayer

We continue the series of videos about the CSCS User Day 2011 with the keynote presentation of Lucio Mayer, professor at the University of Zurich about “A new understanding of galaxy formation from the latest generation of supercomputer simulations“.

Lucio Mayer presented his latest research work, in which he and his team succeeded for the first time in achieving a detailed simulation of the origin of the Milky Way. The visualisation of the simulation published on YouTube attracted a level of attention previously unsurpassed in the field of astrophysics simulations, registering more than 228,000 clicks.