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EPSRC CDT in Next Generation Computational Modelling

Can simulations can save us all from superbugs?

Presentation by Professor Syma Khalid

Syma Khalid is a professor of computational biophysics at Southampton. She spoke to us on the 29th of May 2018 about the simulations constructed by her group with the aim of understanding bacterial cell walls.

The discovery of antibiotics in the 20th century revolutionized medicine …

Quasar Unification via disk winds: From Phenomenology to Physics

Presentation by Professor Christian Knigge

On Tuesday 3 July 2018, Professor Christian Knigge (School of Physics and Astronomy - University of Southampton) gave a talk to the 4th cohort of NGCM students on modelling Quasars by unification via disk winds.

Quasars (Quasi Stellar Objects) are rapidly accreting supermassive black holes in …

Seminar by Sophia Schillai: Snakes on a Boat

Sophia Schillai and the Southampton Python User Group

Most robots can freely move in any direction so long as there are no obstacles. Autonomous sailing presents a different kind of challenge: the boat can't sail directly towards the wind, so it has to zig-zag ('tack') to get to a point upwind. It's also important to keep saltwater and …

Seminar by Dr. Mike Croucher: Is your research software correct?

Seminar by Mike Croucher - Is your research software correct? - solutions.

Dr. Mike Croucher proposing some solutions to improve our scientific results.

Dr. Mike Croucher, research software engineer at the University of Sheffield, gave an insightful seminar exploring some of the issues surrounding the use and development of research software, proposing a rational approach to the use of software in order …

Seminar by Robin Wilson: Reproducibility in Satellite Imaging Research

Seminar by Robin Wilson on Reproducibility and Satellite Imaging

Dr Robin Wilson from Geography at Southampton gave a research seminar concentrating on the importance of reproducibility for satellite imaging.

Dr Wilson explained the importance of satellite imaging for a broad range of applications, from disaster relief, government management and commercial exploitation. This computationally complex problem is challenging to automate …

Design of Turbine Blades in the Presence of Uncertainty

Presentation by Dr David Toal

Dr David Toal from the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Computational Engineering in Southampton recently gave a talk on turbine blade design in the presence of uncertainty and (despite a power outage in most of Southampton that afternoon) presented the associated design and research challenges …

Seminar by Dr Andreas Jüttner: Quarks on high performance computers

Dr Andreas Jüttner introducing the Standard Model of Particle Physics.

Dr Andreas Jüttner, from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton, gave a seminar on computer simulation of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). QCD is the theory governing interactions between quarks and gluons within hadrons, such as protons and neutrons.

Dr Jüttner introduced the Standard Model of Particle …

Seminar on Non-linear models for x-ray computed tomography reconstruction

Presentation by Dr Thomas Blumensath

Dr Blumensath came to give a presentation on his work in x-ray computed tomography - the process of reconstructing the interior structure of objects using x-ray's. We were introduced to the basic model of x-ray absorption that allows for reconstruction to take place. This model is …

Seminar by Professor Richard Sandberg and Dr. Ati Sharma

Simulation of turbulent fluid flows is one of the oldest areas of computational modelling research. The seminar by Professor Richard Sandberg and Dr. Ati Sharma provided an introduction to modern turbulence simulation methods and associated challenges. The presentation was centred around the discussion of the direct numerical simulation (DNS) of …

Seminar by Professor Malcolm Coe

X-ray Binaries have been of interest in Astrophysics for various reasons and a seminar given by Professor Malcolm Coe of the Southampton Physics and Astronomy Department gave a description of a project investigating such systems. The Magellanic Clouds (Large and Small Magellanic Clouds) are two galaxies nearby to our own …