Astronomy Lecture - Simulating the Universe

Astronomy Lecture - Simulating the Universe

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Did you know we use computer simulations to study the structure of the cosmos? Join us to learn what these simulations tell us!

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This lecture is open to all and recommended for the general public and students above 9th grade.

Location: Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 201 & YouTube

Title: Simulating the Universe on a Supercomputer

Speaker: Dr. Johannes Lange (KIPAC/Stanford University)

Abstract: Astronomers run some of the largest simulations on the world's most powerful supercomputers. These simulations trace the formation of galaxies and cosmic structures on scales of billions of light years from shortly after the Big Bang to the present day. In this talk, Dr. Lange will discuss why astronomers are running these large-scale simulations that consume petabytes of data and require millions of CPU hours. He will also speak about what these simulations have revealed about our Universe and how they have become an invaluable tool for helping us understand dark matter and dark energy.

This event will be offered in a hybrid format. Live stream URL can be found at the bottom of the EventBrite registration confirmation email.

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