After 12 years and more than 21 thousand discharges, the COMPASS tokamak finished its operation in Prague, on 20th August 2021.
We here at the Barcelona Computing Center (BSC) have the pleasure to host the 2nd Fusion HPC Workshop as an online event with Zoom on December 2-3, 2021. This workshop follows the virtual 1st Spanish Fusion HPC Workshop, which took place on November 27, 2020 and attracted 183 registrations from all over the world.
Barcelona Supercomputing Center Advanced Computing Hub (ACH @ BSC) has started operating this July. The mission of this hub is to provide computer science, scientific computing and software engineering support for the entire EUROfusion theory/simulation program.
Initially, five simulation codes have been assigned to our ACH to give support to them in 2021-2022: ERO2, STELLA, SPICE-2D, KNOSOS and BLUEMIRA.
The 47th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics took place virtually on 21-25 June 2021. This conference brought together top researchers in the wide field of plasma physics ranging from nuclear fusion to low temperature, astrophysical and laser plasmas.
The numbers speak for themselves of the success of the conference: more than 700 registered participants, 187 talks and 432 live poster presentations.
We are looking for researchers in computational physics, computers science, engineering or related fields to join our Fusion group (fusion.bsc.es) at the Department of Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (CASE) of Barcelona Supercomputing Center. The objective of our group is to enhance modelling capabilities in fusion by code development, validation, integration and optimization including the use of advanced HPC techniques.
We work closely towards the objectives of EUROfusion (www.euro-fusion.org), the European fusion research programme for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, in collaboration with Fusion for Energy (F4E), ITER, International Tokamak Physics Activity, and the Spanish national fusion laboratory CIEMAT. Given the number of projects we are involved in, we have the possibility to match our project needs and the candidate interests and profile when deciding on the tasks to be carried out.
Please check here for more details and for a link to send in your application.
Our Fusion group is hosted by Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), which is one of the many research centers in Spain and worldwide that still have steps to take to reach gender equality.
Despite the recent progress there is still a great deal to do in this area given the fact that only about 25% of the BSC workforce is female and among the research groups only about 20% are led by female scientist. Moreover, none of the nine directors of the center is a woman, while the situation with the Governance Boards has improved slightly over the past years, with 18% and 27% of women currently in the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee and the Scientific Advisor Board, respectively. Our gender and diversity plan to improve this situation is available here.
Our Fusion group is one of the few groups at BSC led by a woman researcher, i.e. myself ICREA Research Prof. Dr Mervi Mantsinen.