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The COSMA supercomputer – understanding how galaxies form

The COSMA supercomputer – understanding how galaxies form

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Durham University PhD student Carolina Cuesta-Lazaro, in the institute for Computation Cosmology, tells how she reproduces galaxies using the University’s COSMA supercomputer to understand how galaxies form.

The DiRAC@Durham system, COSMA,is used by scientists from across the world to simulate the evolution of the Universe from the Big Bang to the present with unprecedented accuracy.

If you are a researcher currently using the COSMA system, or a prospective user, please visit the COSMA Support Pages.

To contact someone about accessing COSMA’s facilities please email