Theoretical High Energy Particle Physics Group

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Experiments in Cyberspace

Public outreach event, intended for a general audience, ages 16+.

Thursday 12 July 2018, Centre for Mathematical Science, University of Cambridge

  • 6:30pm Poster viewing
  • 7:00pm Talk by Dr Matt Wingate, Experiments in Cyberspace
  • 7:45pm Poster viewing & reception

Computer simulations allow scientists and engineers to test their theories in a manner complementary to laboratory experiments. Numerical calculations can obtain approximate solutions to otherwise intractable theories. In cyberspace, one can tinker with the laws of physics in ways not possible in our universe.

This talk will discuss the power of scientific computing and give a few examples of computer simulations in physics.

Before and after the talk, attendees will be able to view posters about cutting-edge research in this area. The posters will be presented by PhD students and other experts in scientific computing; they will be on hand to discuss and answer questions.  The topics covered will include

  • Quark physics
  • Computational biology
  • Fluid dynamics & turbulence
  • Computer architectures and algorithms

Click here to download a flyer [PDF format].

Matt Wingate is Reader in Theoretical Physics in DAMTP and Fellow & College Lecturer in Mathematics at Fitzwilliam College.  His main research interest has been the study of quarks, the fundamental particles making up protons, neutrons, and more exotic particles, all known as hadrons.  He uses supercomputers to connect the theory of quarks to experimental measurements of hadrons.


The conference will take place at DAMTP, Centre for the Mathematical Sciences.  Please see how to find us.


Admission is free. To help us cater for the appropriate number of people, please complete this registration form.

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Centre for Mathematical Sciences
University of Cambridge
12 July 2018


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