Dr Bernhard Müller awarded one of NCI’s Australasian Leadership Computing Grants

The GADI supercomputer located at NCI. Credit: NCI.

AAL would like to congratulate Dr Bernhard Müller from Monash University, and his team, for being awarded one of five recent Australasian Leadership Computing Grants (ALCG).

These grants allow recipients to access to total 150 million units of computing time on Gadi, NCI’s supercomputer, which is equal to 20,000 years of calculations on a single computer. 

Bernhard and his team will use the awarded time to create high-resolution core-collapse supernova simulations.

Astronomical observations tell us that most massive stars end their life in a supernova explosion, but to figure out how these explosions work we rely on simulations to ‘look inside the star.’ Constructing accurate supernova models is tough, and the scale of the allocation finally allows us to perform the high-resolution simulations that we think are needed to achieve the necessary degree of realism. The ALCG grant will help us address many open question surrounding supernova explosions, neutron stars, and the origin of many chemical elements that we believe are made in massive stars.

Dr Bernhard MüllerMonash University

Dr Bernhard Müller is the chair of of AAL’s Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC). The Australasian Leadership Computing Grants are funded by the Australian Government NCRIS scheme – see here for more information.

​For more about High Performance Computing (HPC), please contact Rob Shen, AAL Director of eResearch.

Related Posts

Australian astronomers get a clearer picture of the high energy universe via eROSITA’s first all-sky survey

The first all-sky survey by the x-ray imaging telescope eROSITA has been released, yielding the largest X-ray catalogue ever published. Along with the data, a...

AAL supports The Australian Academy of Science Ukraine-Australia Research Fund

AAL is one of many collaborating Australian facilities supporting the Australian Academy of Science Ukraine-Australia Research Fund.
ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT)

ESO Summer Research Programme 2024

The ESO Summer Research Programme is an unparalleled opportunity to engage with ESO scientists on a cutting-edge research project, join exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of ESO...