CANCELLED – The Universe in a Box: Studying galaxies with supercomputers

Prof. Brian O'Shea (Michigan State University)

Tuesday January 29th 2019 - 7:00 pm ET

101 Jordan Hall of Science

Due to the predicted weather and associated scheduled closure of the University, the talk ‘The Universe in a Box’ on Tuesday 29th January has been cancelled.

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe during the next few days.

Galaxies are complicated beasts, with gravity, plasma physics, stars, black holes, and many other things all interacting with each other over a long period of time. Because of this complexity, the theoretical study of galaxy formation is a tremendous challenge. To do so, we must use computers – specifically, the biggest supercomputers in the world – in order to make meaningful progress. In this talk, learn how we use supercomputers to study galaxies, and see many examples of the types of simulations used to learn about the universe.

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