“Mission: CONNECT” European Researcher's Night 2023 (Cyprus)

The SimEA group once again participated in this years Researcher's Night! Our topic was on "Designing new materials! Understanding how fluids flow! Teaching computers how to learn!" A big thanks to team members who participated - the students were truly taken aback by our groups demonstrations! For more info on our participation in the event, visit the CyI website here: https://www.cyi.ac.cy/index.php/cyi-news/mission-connect-cyis-impactful-presence-at-researchers-night-2023.html 

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"INSPIRE" European Researcher's Night 2022 (Cyprus)

"Computational modelling to solve real world problems: from the sub-atomic to the macroscopic level" 

Activity description: 

Designing new materials. Understanding seismic waves. Solving Lattice quantum chromodynamics. What do all of these mean and what do they have in common? Come on a journey with us as we show you how computational modelling can be used to gain insights into all of these fields of research; to understand various phenomena; to solve real world problems!

This years event was held with physical presence! The turnout was spectacular, allowing our team to engage with thousands of students!

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"ENGAGE" European Researcher's Night 2021 (Cyprus)

"Multiscale Modelling of materials using supercomputers" 

Activity description: 

The basic pillars of science are theory and experiment. Theoretical studies are also facilitated by simulations or ‘computer experiments’. Simulations allow us to study phenomena in greater detail at a reduced cost. For example, for any material (gas, liquid or solid), we can compute important properties and its behaviour under varying conditions by simulating it in different time and size scales, ranging from the quantum- to the macro- world. Despite this, with an increase in the demand for more technologically advanced materials, more detailed simulations are needed which in turn require more computational power. Simulations can run for several months, but with the use of supercomputers, we can ‘split’ the computational problem in parallel processors, making calculations much faster. Finally, by simulating using various parameters which may be nearly impossible to do with real experiments (mainly due to exorbitant costs), we can optimize products (e.g. strength of new materials).


"The Night Deal" Researche's Night 2020 (Cyprus)

 1. "Computational Science & Engineering: Transforming our lives"

Activity description: 

Join us on an exciting journey into the world of molecular simulations and the different size scales of observing the structure of the materials surrounding our lives. From building materials in the construction industry to building materials of life itself, the SimEA project research team in the coming years will be responsible for developing codes to unlock the mysteries surrounding the fundamental mechanisms of the structure for a wide range of materials leading to new applications in society, innovative enterprises and new discoveries in academia.


2."COVID-19: Online modeling and simulations of the pandemic"

Activity description: 

2020 was a year of major changes in the socio-economic landscape due to the pandemic and a new form of threat named COVID-19. In this presentation, we will analyze how one of our research teams, receiving national funding, and using specialized codes and models is able to visualize the spread of the pandemic in Cyprus. This effort will lead to finding more effective measures to tackle the pandemic with as few impacts as possible on the everyday life. We invite you to see this wonderful research trip.

An online platform that was developed during the course of the COVID-Model project in co-development with the SimEA project team members will be also presented.