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Sixth Annual DiRAC Science Day

Event description

DiRAC is the integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modelling and HPC-based research in particle physics, nuclear physics, astronomy and cosmology.

This September, The University of Edinburgh is hosting the sixth Annual DiRAC Science Day. Researchers will present scientific results achieved with this facility, and technical support teams will meet with industrial leaders working to supply leading-edge technical solutions. The day will be splitted in a plenary session in the morning and two parallel sessions (science & technical) in the afternoon. The event will be closed by a poster session. There will be 2 prizes given to posters judged to be 'the best'.

Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts for the science parallel session and posters. Please go to the Indico webpage https://indico.ph.ed.ac.uk/indico/event/diracday2016 if you wish to register and submit an abstract. The deadline for registration and abstract submission is the 26th of August 2016.

Limited funding for PhD student expenses is provided courtesy of our sponsor Mellanox. If you wish to request financial support, please contact as soon as possible Antonin Portelli ( antonin.portelli [at] ed.ac.uk). Support will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The DiRAC Science day is supported by:

BullDellHPEIntel

Additional sponsors: Cray, DDN, Lenovo, Mellanox, OCF, Seagate.


Timetable

See the full timetable on Indico

Sessions

8 Sep 2016
Plenary session

09:30—09:50
Opening (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Yates, Jeremy (DiRAC)
09:50—10:15
DiRAC discussion (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Davies, Christine (University of Glasgow)
10:15—10:45
Simulating realistic galaxy clusters (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Henson, Monique A. (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester)
10:45—11:15
UKQCD review (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
11:15—11:45
Gravitational waves, numerical relativity, and measuring black holes (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Hannam, Mark (Cardiff University)

8 Sep 2016
Lunch & poster session

11:45—13:00
Magnetic fields in galaxies: the small-scale dynamo in a cosmological context (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Martin-Alvarez, Sergio (University of Oxford)
11:45—13:00
GRChombo: Numerical relativity with adaptive mesh refinement (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Helfer, Thomas (Kings College London)
11:45—13:00
Measuring non-Gaussianity in galaxy surveys: a new window on the Universe (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Paul SHELLARD (University of Cambridge)
11:45—13:00
Semi-leptonic B−decays (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Oliver WITZEL (University of Edinburgh)
11:45—13:00
The MACSIS Project: Simulating the giants of the Universe (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Henson, Monique A. (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester)
11:45—13:00
Impacts of nuclear physics uncertainty on nucleosynthesis on a Monte-Carlo Method (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Nishimura, Nobuya (Keele University)
11:45—13:00
Recent Results from the Multi-dimensional Stellar Implicit Code (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Goffrey, Tom (University of Exeter)
11:45—13:00
The Spin of the Proton (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
11:45—13:00
Radiative transfer simulations of the lyman alpha forest: Does the QSOs dominate the UVB at z~6 ? (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Chardin, Jonathan (Institute of Astronomy (IOA) and Kavli Institute for Cosmology Cambridge (KICC), University of Cambridge)
11:45—13:00
Radiation hydrodynamics of mini-haloes and their contribution to reionisation (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Kimm, Taysun (KICC and IoA, University of Cambridge)
11:45—13:00
Exploring Large Scale Flows and Molecular Cloud Formation in Galaxy Simulations (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Ramon Fox, Gerardo (University of St. Andrews)
11:45—13:00
Galactic Feedback and the Circumgalactic Medium (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Richardson, Mark (University of Oxford)
11:45—13:00
Models of Fully-Convective Stars: Differential Rotation, Meridional Circulation and Residual Entropy (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Sainsbury-Martinez, Felix (University of Exeter)
11:45—13:00
COSMOS Intel Parallel Computing Centre: from algorithms to architectures (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Paul SHELLARD (University of Cambridge)
11:45—13:00
Shaken and stirred - the role of turbulence, rotation, magnetism, and radiation in the formation of protostars (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Lewis, Benjamin (University of Exeter)
11:45—13:00
SWIFT - Vectorisation (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Willis, James (ICC, Durham University)
11:45—13:00
Dynamical perturbations on cosmic string solutions in full general relativity (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Helfer, Thomas (Kings College London)
11:45—13:00
Using the AREPO code to study the ISM (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Smith, Rowan (University of Manchester)
11:45—13:00
3D Hydrodynamic Simulations of the Carbon Shell in a Massive Star (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Cristini, Andrea (Keele University)
11:45—13:00
Grid: A next generation data parallel C++ QCD library (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Yamaguchi, Azusa (Software Architect)
11:45—13:00
Multigrid for Chiral Fermions (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
11:45—13:00
The intergalactic medium at the end of reionization (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Keating, Laura (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge)
11:45—13:00
D and D_s decay constants from Domain Wall Fermions with physical pion masses (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Tsang, Justus Tobias (University of Southampton)

8 Sep 2016
Science parallel session

13:00—13:30
THE HVP contribution to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Davies, Christine (University of Glasgow)
13:30—13:50
Robustness of Inflation to Inhomogenous Inflation (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Lim, Eugene (King's College London)
13:50—14:10
A critical view of the interstellar medium modelling in cosmological simulations (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Smith, Matthew (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge)
14:10—14:30
Magnetic fields in galaxies: the small-scale dynamo in a cosmological context (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Martin-Alvarez, Sergio (University of Oxford)

8 Sep 2016
Technical parallel session

13:00—13:30
Emerging technologies (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
13:30—13:50
Grid, a next generation data parallel C++ library (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Guido COSSU (Edinburgh University)
13:50—14:10
An Overview of the DiRAC-3 Benchmark Suite (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Rollins, Richard (DiRAC / University of Manchester)
14:10—14:30
SWIFT - Scaling on next generation architectures (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Willis, James (ICC, Durham University)

8 Sep 2016
Science parallel session

15:00—15:20
From seed to supermassive: growing black holes at high redshift (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Beckmann, Ricarda (University of Oxford)
15:20—15:40
Planet formation and disc evolution (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Booth, Richard (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK)
15:40—16:00
Modelling the birth of a star (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Wurster, James (University of Exeter)

8 Sep 2016
Technical parallel session

15:00—15:30
Co-design of Cray Software Components (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Tate, Adrian (Cray)
15:30—16:00
AAAI, Cloud & Data Managment; DiRAC in the National E-Infrastructure (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Yates, Jeremy (DiRAC)

Sixth Annual DiRAC Science Day

Venues

Organisers

Key speakers

  • Yates, Jeremy (DiRAC)
  • Davies, Christine (University of Glasgow)
  • Henson, Monique A. (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester)
  • Nicolas GARRON (University of Liverpool)
  • Hannam, Mark (Cardiff University)
  • Martin-Alvarez, Sergio (University of Oxford)
  • Helfer, Thomas (Kings College London)
  • Paul SHELLARD (University of Cambridge)
  • Oliver WITZEL (University of Edinburgh)
  • Henson, Monique A. (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester)
  • Nishimura, Nobuya (Keele University)
  • Goffrey, Tom (University of Exeter)
  • Roger HORSLEY (University of Edinburgh)
  • Chardin, Jonathan (Institute of Astronomy (IOA) and Kavli Institute for Cosmology Cambridge (KICC), University of Cambridge)
  • Kimm, Taysun (KICC and IoA, University of Cambridge)
  • Ramon Fox, Gerardo (University of St. Andrews)
  • Richardson, Mark (University of Oxford)
  • Sainsbury-Martinez, Felix (University of Exeter)
  • Paul SHELLARD (University of Cambridge)
  • Lewis, Benjamin (University of Exeter)
  • Willis, James (ICC, Durham University)
  • Helfer, Thomas (Kings College London)
  • Smith, Rowan (University of Manchester)
  • Cristini, Andrea (Keele University)
  • Yamaguchi, Azusa (Software Architect)
  • Peter BOYLE (Edinburgh)
  • Keating, Laura (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge)
  • Tsang, Justus Tobias (University of Southampton)
  • Davies, Christine (University of Glasgow)
  • Lim, Eugene (King's College London)
  • Smith, Matthew (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge)
  • Martin-Alvarez, Sergio (University of Oxford)
  • Peter BOYLE (Edinburgh)
  • Guido COSSU (Edinburgh University)
  • Rollins, Richard (DiRAC / University of Manchester)
  • Willis, James (ICC, Durham University)
  • Beckmann, Ricarda (University of Oxford)
  • Booth, Richard (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK)
  • Wurster, James (University of Exeter)
  • Tate, Adrian (Cray)
  • Yates, Jeremy (DiRAC)
  • Andrew LYTLE (University of Glasgow)