Virtual particle experiments on supercomputers

June 13, 2013

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Most people associate modern physics and the search for new particles Collider Physics (C) CERNwith the ATLAS and the CMS experiments at CERN, where physicists in March confirmed that they had found the Higgs particle.

In reality a great deal of research in this area is not done by swirling atoms together using underground particle accelerators. Instead supercomputers is used to do calculations on virtual collisions using a worldwide network of computers. One of these supercomputers is located in the basement of the University of Southern Denmark, and is used by researchers at CP3-Origins.

Recently, Claudio Pica was interviewed for an article on videnskab.dk on the research we do – you can read more here (in Danish).