University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Apr 2018 - Jan 2019
May 2013 - Nov 2014
Edward Seidel, G. Allen, M. Freemon, C.F. Gammie, A.J. Kemball, R. Pennington, and D. Petravick: Computing and Data Challenges for Multi-Messenger Astronomy
The American Astronomical Society Topical Conference Series 2 (AASTCS 2), Exascale Radio Astronomy 2014; Monterey, California, U.S.A., Apr 1, 2014
Blue Waters Symposium 2016, Dec 31, 1969
Feb 4, 2014
Twelve University of Illinois faculty members from a range of fields have been selected as Blue Waters Professors, an honor that comes with substantial computing and data resources on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the university’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).
Jun 11, 2013
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded access to the Blue Waters supercomputer—which is capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and of working with quadrillions of bytes of data—to 22 campus research teams from a wide range of disciplines. The computing and data capabilities of Blue Waters, which is operated by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), will assist researchers in their work on understanding DNA, developing biofuels, simulating climate, and more.
Apr 14, 2016
Researchers have uncovered the existence of a dwarf "dark galaxy" lurking nearly 4 billion light-years away from Earth. The discovery was made when a team of researchers, including astronomers at the University of Illinois, using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), noticed subtle distortions in the image of gravitational lens SDP.81. The discovery paves the way to spot many more such objects, which could help astronomers address important questions on the true nature of dark matter.
Apr 18, 2016
This really is a galaxy far, far away. A hidden dwarf dark galaxy was discovered four billion light years away from Earth by astrophysicists at Stanford. The dwarf galaxy appears as a "tiny halo companion of a much larger galaxy," according to researchers. A new paper about the discovery will be published in the Astrophysical Journal. ... After capturing an image through gravitational lensing, researchers then used thousands of computers, including the supercomputer Blue Waters at the National Science Foundation, to determine the existence of the hidden dwarf galaxy.
Apr 18, 2016
A multimedia journalism project sheds a light the lack of representation of African-Americans in the sciences and engineering. We discussed what's being done about it. Also, we spoke with the researchers who discovered a new "dark galaxy" four billion light-years away.