Workpackage : WP3
Modeling of continuous and discrete processes - collaboration and research visits.
Start date or start event : 1 month
Objectives :
  1. Strengthening collaboration with the researchers from CERN - leading multidisciplinary
  2. Getting familiar with state-of-the-art computing methods as well as computer software and hardware used in simulation of physical processes
  3. Dissemination of the research knowledge towards Jagellonian University undergraduate and graduate students
Description :
Collaboration with the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) is of central importance to the DACM. CERN - world's leading physics laboratory - attracts the best scientists from all over the world. It is known not only from its most advanced physics facilities but also from its high-quality computing resources. As an important computer and information technology centre, CERN has always influenced a great many areas of science and technology. The best example of this is the World Wide Web - invented and developed in early 1990s at CERN, it revolutionised not only the computer-network communication but also our every-day life. CERN also plays an important role in networking other research centres all over Europe. One of such examples is the collaboration between the DACM and Lubljana University which started there. It is well known that many techniques developed within physics research environment have become useful in a variety of practical applications. One of such examples is the Monte Carlo method - developed in the 1940s for simulations of nuclear physics processes is now widely used for modelling of complex systems in many areas, such as economics, engineering, telecommunication, transportation, meteorology, aviation, etc. Thus, developing, improving and testing such techniques in application to physics experiments can be important for improving the quality of life and stimulating further progress of our civilisation. The collaboration will help to work on modelling of continuous and discrete processes in many aspects. Firstly, it will help to improve existing techniques and computer programs as well as develop the new ones. Secondly, it will help to integrate them with the state-of-the-art application software. The important part of the visits to CERN will be also a possibility of using advanced computing facilities located at CERN. In particular, the use the high-performance multiprocessor parallel systems is planned. The modelling is based on the Monte Carlo techniques. The methods, programs and tools developed in the context of high energy physics experiments have a very wide area of applications in other fields. The researchers from DACM are world known experts and authors of computer programmes used by many international collaborations. The experience gained in research is transmitted to the students of the Jagellonian University in the form of lectures.
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Deliverables :
  1. Report on the status of collaboration and obtained results
  2. Lecture course for undergraduate and graduate students: "Modern computing methods in large scale physical experiments"
Milestones and expected results :
  1. Active collaboration trough short-term visits to CERN and Lubljana University.
  2. Development of new techniques for modeling of continuous and discrete processes.
  3. Testing and running the constructed software using high-performance parallel-processing systems.
  4. Common publications in renowned journals.