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Event Number 1529

  Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Physics Department Colloquium
The Good the Bad and the Awful: Scientific Simulation and Prediction
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Speaker: Leo Kadanoff, University of Chicago
Abstract: Worthwhile computer simulations are done to explore uncharted territory, resolve a well-posed scientific or technical question, or to make a design choice. Some excellent work is reviewed Some less happy stories are recounted. I then concentrate my attention upon astrophysical simulations, showing how they can explore possible scenarios for stellar explosions.
Host: Coppersmith
Poster: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/twap/posters/2009/1529.pdf
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2009/10/23.html
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