High-performance computing to aid scientific discovery

The University is to be part of two supercomputing centres – to boost the ability of researchers to make major scientific breakthroughs.

The announcement is part of a £27 million investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to ensure academics have access to state-of-the-art, high-performance computing facilities.

Dr Sarah Harris, Associate Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy and Astbury Centre, will use the supercomputing facilities in her research into proteins. She said: “Experimental imaging facilities can now output vast quantities of data due to recent improvements in detector technologies, so the bottleneck to gaining scientific insight has become largely computational.”

Read the full press release on the University of Leeds website