Master’s Thesis Defense

Our Fusion group member, Carles Riera, successfully presented his Master thesis, titled: “Development of a Deterministic Neutron Transport Code Based on the Alya System at Barcelona Supercomputing Center”, based on the work he has been carrying out since last February. The oral exposition took place at the Faculty of Sciences of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

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Highly commended: PlasmaSurf Summer School 2016

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Our Fusion group member Carles Riera took part in the PlasmaSurf Summer School 2016, held in Oeiras (Portugal) from 10-15 July, 2016. There he had a chance to learn about Plasma Physics and Lasers from several professors lecturing at Instituto de Plasmas e Fusao Nuclear.

Apart from the theoretical classes and various outdoor activities, the students had the chance to visit the ISTTOK tokamak and the Laboratory for Intense Lasers.

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BSC Fusion group at the European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics

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The BSC Fusion group has attended this week, from 4 to 8 July 2016,  the 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics in Leuven, Belgium. It is the largest annual conference in the field of plasma physics and controlled fusion in Europe.

We presented our recent research in a total of three contributions as lead authors:

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BSC Fusion PhD student wins prestigious “La Caixa” 2015 Fellowship

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Last Tuesday 28/06/2016, our fusion group member Dani Gallart received one of the prestigious grants from “La Caixa” in order to support his PhD studies at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

The ceremony was hosted at the Caixa Fòrum of Barcelona presided by Jaume Giró, General Director of “La Caixa” Foundation Bank, Carmen Vela, Secretary of State of Research, and Jordi Portabella, director of Research and Knowledge of “La Caixa”.

Dani was accompanied at the ceremony by Prattya Datta, another winner of the 2015 edition from BSC, Prof. Mateo Valero, Director of BSC, and Merce Calvet, Head of BSC Management Department.

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Barcelona Supercomputing Center in the Top500 list

 

The TOP500 project lists twice a year the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world. The objective of the list is to observe trends in technology related to High Performance Computing and enlighten, ultimately, the importance of supercomputation to the development of Science and Engineering.

The MareNostrum supercomputer hosted by Barcelona Supercomputer Center occupies the position 106 in the TOP500 list this year.

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