"Towards next generation computing in cosmological simulations: prospects and challenges"
Dr Debora Sijacki, Institute of Astronomy (IoA) and Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge
Abstract: In this talk I will first review the current state-of-the-art in cosmological simulations of galaxy formation. I will discuss the numerical techniques used by the community and the latest algorithmic developments which have facilitated considerable recent progress. I will conclude by elaborating on the imminent scientific challenges, highlighting the need for novel technical approaches to harness the full power of high performance facilities.
The CIUK 2019 Keynote Presentation will take place in the main presentation suite at 18:00 on Thursday 5 December
Dr Debora Sijacki is a Reader in Astrophysics and Cosmology at the Institute of Astronomy (IoA) and Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge. After finishing her PhD studies at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Germany, Debora spent her postdoctoral years as a STFC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the IoA, University of Cambridge and as a Hubble Fellow at the Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University. Debora focuses in her work on computational astrophysics, especially studying galaxy formation and supermassive black holes. Her PhD work has been recognised with the Otto-Hahn medal of the Max-Planck Society, in 2015 she was awarded an European Research Council Starting Grant and in 2019 she received the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC, for her outstanding contributions to and impact on HPC in Europe.