A Cork Astronomy Club public lecture held in UCC’s Civil Engineering (Ashley Cummins) Building
Not all astronomy is done with a telescope. Large-scale computer simulations, run with the help of high performance computing facilities around the world, provide a unique view of the cosmos as well as crucial theoretical predictions that inform astronomical observations. Dr Tremmel, a lecturer in UCC’s School of Physics, gave an overview of how astrophysicists utilize simulations and conduct numerical experiments to better understand the formation and evolution of galaxies and the supermassive black holes at their centres.
The title of the lecture was “Creating the Universe on a Computer ─ How simulations help us study galaxies”. We look forward to seeing Dr Tremmel again.
Above: Dr Tremmel rescues Schrödinger’s cat