Today the PASC17 Conference announced that this year’s plenary presentation will be entitled “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe with Supercomputers.” The plenary presentation will be given by Katrin Heitmann, Senior Member of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and the Kavli Institute for Physical Cosmology, USA.
PASC17 takes place June 26-28, 2017 in Lugano, Switzerland.
Cosmology is in a scientifically very exciting phase. Two decades of surveying the sky have culminated in the celebrated Cosmological Standard Model. Yet, two of its key pillars, dark matter and dark energy, remain mysterious. Deep fundamental questions demand answers; to address these burning questions, survey capabilities are being exponentially improved. The new observations will pose tremendous challenges on many fronts — from the sheer size of the data that will be collected to its modeling and interpretation. The interpretation of the data requires sophisticated simulations on the world’s largest supercomputers. In this talk Katrin Heitmann will introduce HACC, the Hardware/Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code, which is being developed to combat the tremendous computational challenge to simulate our Universe.
Katrin Heitmann received her Dr. rer. nat. in physics from the Technical University of Dortmund in 2000. From 2000 – 2003 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Theoretical Division. In 2004 she became a staff member at Los Alamos and in 2011 moved to Argonne National Laboratory for a joint appointment in the High Energy Physics and Mathematics and Computer Science Divisions. Heitmann is a Senior Member of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and the Kavli Institute for Physical Cosmology.