The global ocean is the Earth's heating and cooling system, pushing balmy tropical waters toward the poles and bringing back colder, nutrient-rich waters. But modeling this system is extremely complex, resulting in billions of data points.
To tackle the complexity, researchers at three Princeton-area institutions have transformed complex modeling data into an easily understandable animated movie showing how ocean temperatures and saltiness change over time. The animation could help climate re
What does it take to understand a black hole, those amazing astronomical features at the center of every galaxy, including our Milky Way? A lot of complex computational science done on supercomputers by researchers like Professor Jim Stone at Princeton University. Dr. Stone is Chair of Princeton’s Astrophysics Department. He is also director of the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering, or PICSciE (pronounced pik-see).
The Princeton University Python Community was founded as an initiative to simply talk about Python. We meet every two weeks, for tutorials, demos, and help sessions. Come along, we bring cookies. We were cofounded by Paul and Quentin in December 2013, and are hoping to expand in size and scope.
We currently have over two hundred and fifty members from over twenty academic departments and centers around campus. We have a great mix of undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral rese
Three Princeton University researchers have been granted a total of 345 million hours of processing time on two powerful supercomputers as part of the 2015 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact of Theory and Experiment (INCITE) awards from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Scientists at Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a rigorous new method for modeling the accretion disk that feeds the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The paper, published online in December in the journal Physical Review Letters, provides a much-needed foundation for simulation of the extraordinary processes involved.
Accretion disks are clouds of plasma that orbit and gradu
The Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE) is currently accepting applications to its Graduate Certificate in Computational and Information Science. This certificate program is designed to recognize achievements of graduate students who have undertaken comprehensive training in numerical analysis, software engineering, hardware and programming practices, as well as statistics and data modeling, both through formal course work and through research in their subject