Profile

Cover photo
15 followers|4,427 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

GridPP

Shared publicly  - 
 
This event is aimed at both the computing & science communities as well as those with a natural curiosity in matters of the universe. Bringing together experts from different areas of CERN and the LHC, each speaker will talk about the far reaching impact their work has, both on the world at large and the physics and computing communities within it.

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter, the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the latest tool to investigate the fundamental building blocks of our universe. It is buried 100m underground, accelerates protons close to the speed of light, around a 27Km ring and then collides them to recreate the early universe. It serves as a discovery machine that could stimulate a complete rethink of modern physics. Close to 10,000 physicists work on the experiments that use the LHC and while planning for it began in the mid-1980s, it can trace its ancestry back to the methods used to discover the electron in 1897.
CERN: Big Questions, Big Science, Big Technology
Thu, August 23, 2012, 4:00 AM
Theatre 4, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

1
Mike Jones's profile photoGridPP's profile photo
3 comments
 
Can't go (due to holiday) but will look out for the recordings.
Add a comment...

GridPP

Shared publicly  - 
 
On 21 June 2012, the European Commission will launch a communication campaign to encourage girls to study science-related subjects and to engage young women in research careers.
1
Add a comment...

GridPP

Shared publicly  - 
 
The LHC has just switched on for its first run of 2012 and is running at a world record 8TeV but the UK is well prepared for the challenges this entails. In the last 12 months GridPP has been the single biggest provider of computing time in Europe with UK computers doing over 350 Million CPU hours of work.
1
Add a comment...
In their circles
12 people
Have them in circles
15 people
Jens Jensen's profile photo
Mike Jones's profile photo
Neasan O'Neill's profile photo
Ewan Mac Mahon's profile photo
Julius Hrivnac's profile photo
Matt Doidge's profile photo

GridPP

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Don't forget early bird registration for the EGI Technical Forum closes this Friday, 10th of August. We look forward to seeing you all in Prague next month.
1
Add a comment...

GridPP

Shared publicly  - 
 
The team over at +EuropeanGrid have been investigating GPUs on the European grid. Now they are looking for feedback from the community. Have a look at their blog post and fill in the survey.
1
Add a comment...

GridPP

Shared publicly  - 
 
The 2nd DiRAC Day is being held in Glasgow this September. The day provides an opportunity to meet others from the HPC community, learn about what is being done by all the different consortia, present and view posters on recent research achievements and discuss training and support needs for DiRAC 2.
1
Add a comment...

GridPP

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) today releases the third episode of Stories from the grid – an on-going series of mini documentaries. In this episode, we visit Marcel Vreeswijk and Hurng-Chun Lee to learn more about their research on top quark physics at NIKHEF, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics. http://go.egi.eu/topquark
1
Add a comment...

GridPP

Shared publicly  - 
 
It had been almost 10 years but GridPP eventually returned to Manchester for a collaboration meeting last week. It was a long overdue trip and the locals made everyone welcome and the meeting was marked by some great discussions and interesting presentations from across the project.
1
Add a comment...
People
In their circles
12 people
Have them in circles
15 people
Jens Jensen's profile photo
Mike Jones's profile photo
Neasan O'Neill's profile photo
Ewan Mac Mahon's profile photo
Julius Hrivnac's profile photo
Matt Doidge's profile photo
Contact Information
Contact info
Email
Story
Tagline
GridPP is a collaboration of particle physicists and computer scientists from the UK and CERN. They have built a distributed computing Grid across the UK for particle physicists.
Links