February 19, 2014

Powerful supercomputer to offer a glimpse of the early universe

One of the world’s most powerful supercomputers is to enable astrophysicists at The University of Nottingham to build a sophisticated simulation of the early universe.

Dr James Bolton and Dr Frazer Pearce, in the University’s School of Physics and Astronomy — leading a team of European academics — have been granted access to Curie, one of the twenty most powerful machines in the world based at Très Grand Centre de Calcul du CEA near Paris.