Multi-Institutional Team of Researchers Uses JUWELS to Better Understand Our Universe’s Radio Relics

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Denis Wittor

University of Hamburg

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A team of researchers led by Dr. Denis Wittor at the University of Hamburg has been leveraging the high-performance power of the JUWELS supercomputer at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) for deeper insight into radio relics, cloud of diffuse radio wave emission, often found in galaxy clusters. Observations provide the team with unprecedented views into radio relics, but cosmological simulations are essential to helping the team connect these observations to theoretical models. The team turned to the power of JUWELS to help compare detailed simulations with experimental data. With access to JUWELS, the team was able to create the most realistic model of radio relics to date, adding details such as downstream cooling effects of cosmic-ray electrons for the first time.

The team published 14 journal articles connected to its work, including several in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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