University of Wuppertal Researchers Use JUWELS to Understand Electrical Charge Properties of a Fundamental Plasma

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Prof. Szabolcs Borsanyi

University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal

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A research team led by Prof. Szabolcs Borsányi, long-time users of Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) resources, have leveraged GCS’s world-class computing resources in pursuit of furthering our understanding of the most fundamental building blocks of matter and their respective roles in how the universe came to be. Recently, the team has focused on using the JUWELS supercomputer at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre to computationally model the quark-gluon plasma that once made up the bulk of the early universe. With JUWELS, the team was able to advance the state-of-the-art in simulating the break-up of the quark-gluon plasma by refining its computational grid, allowing them to better understand how this plasma dispersed materials across the universe and changes properties as it cooled. Their computations will be confronted to measurements at the Large Hadron Collider’s Alicte detector, where the break-up of the plasma can be studied today. Currently, the authors prepare the manuscript for publication.

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