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  • Date and time: Thursday 14 January 2021, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
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  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

York Society of Engineers Lecture

What is a supercomputer? What is it used for?

In this talk Matt will describe how to build your own supercomputer and what you can do with it! Computers are increasingly pervasive in all areas of life, but in science they have long been indispensable. In recent years, the rise of "computational physics" has been dramatic, and it is now recognised as being the "third way" of doing science, complementing the traditional approaches of theory and experiment. Matt will illustrate the talk with examples of current research on some of the largest supercomputers in the world. 

Joining Instructions

The lecture will be given remotely using Collaborate Ultra (not Zoom). The remote Internet Link is: This is best accessed on your PC or tablet (or mobile phone) using Chrome. On clicking the link, the site asks for your name (any name will do but it is useful for the attendance record). You are then asked for access to your microphone and camera. On doing this you gain access to the web page with both the microphone and camera switched off. You then have to click the two icons at the bottom centre of the page to switch them on/off as required. It is best to switch off your microphone during the talk.


York Society of Engineers