With a processing power of 13.7 Petaflops (more than thirteen thousand trillion operations per second), Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe. But why do we need so much processing power, and what can we do with it? Join us and two researchers from BSC to learn about wind behaving as a liquid, modelling in wind farm planning, and the potential of blockchain to change the world.
Talks: 1) "HPC-CFD modelling of wind farms" - Herbert Owen (BSC), 2) "Blockchain: virtual chains for true freedom" - Leonardo Bautista (BSC)
Full details: http://pintofscience.es/event/supercomputing-blockchain-and-freedom-in-sustainable-world
Pint of Science is back! Featuring 84 different talks in 14 bars, this massive 3-night international festival is so much fun, and a great opportunity to learn something new, meet local researchers, and ask questions in the informal setting of a bar.
There are LOADS of different talks on each night, so check out the full list on the website: https://pintofscience.es/events/barcelona
Barcelona Fun Science is working with the festival organisers this year to arrange some of the talks in English:
- Monday 20 May - "Macro-microscopy: dancing with molecules, Lego & fruit flies" [See separate Meetup event for more info].
- Tuesday 21 May - "Supercomputing: blockchain and freedom in a sustainable world"
- Wednesday 22 May - "Human Gene Editing - To Infinity and Beyond!" [See separate Meetup event for more info].
There is also a whole program of amazing-sounding talks across all of the bars in Catalan and Spanish as well, which you can see on the website: https://pintofscience.es/events/barcelona
We look forward to seeing you there,
About 'Pint of Science': The Pint of Science festival aims to offer interesting, funny, important talks on the latest scientific research in a format accessible to the public . And all in a bar! We want to offer a platform that allows people to discuss the investigation with people who carry out. It is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, and that was created by a community of graduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012. The festival is held annually for three days simultaneously in bars around the world. http://pintofscience.es/