Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of New Mexico

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Big Bang, Big Data, Big Iron

Presented by Dr. Julian Borrill, LBNL

The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) consists of the photons created in the Big Bang, and carries within it an imprint of the entire history of the Universe. Decoding the preposterously faint CMB signals requires us to gather every-increasing data volumes and to analyze them on the most powerful supercomputers available to us at any epoch. In this talk I will discuss this data challenge in evolving scientific and supercomputing landscapes.

3:30 pm, Friday, February 15, 2019
Room 125, Dane Smith Hall
Southwest corner of Las Lomas and Yale, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Refreshments will be available before the colloquium, at 3:15 pm, in the lobby of Dane Smith Hall.

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