Compute Ontario Research Day

Compute Ontario Research Day 2014

 

Wednesday May 07, 2014

There has been considerable interest in determining whether the universality hypothesis extends to systems which are of non-integer dimension or to systems which are scale invariant (fractals). Specifically research into these types of systems is concerned with determining the relevance of topological properties to their critical phenomena. We have performed Monte Carlo simulations for the XY model on three fractal lattices with different topological properties: the Sierpinski pyramid Menger sponge and Sierpinski carpet.

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Wednesday May 07, 2014

Turbulence is ubiquitous in hydrodynamics and its study is dominated by statistical methods and dimensional arguments. Even so analytic results tend to rely heavily on statistical symmetries. I will discuss some such results in non-relativistic turbulence and possible extensions to the relativistic case. The 2+1 dimensionality of our numerical setup allows for gaining insight about 3+1 gravity through the fluid/gravity duality. This work aims to further our understanding of the fluid side in its own right.

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Wednesday May 07, 2014
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By numerically solving Einstein equations we are able to study the strong regime of gravity. In many astrophysical scenarios strong gravity plays a fundamental role such as compact binary systems: e.g. Black Hole binaries binary Neutron Stars and Black Hole-Neutron Star systems. In this talk I will discuss the simulations our group has been conducting in binary Neutron Star system where we can study the dynamics and gravitational radiation of the systems but also establish important connections with electromagnetic counterparts and even testing alternatives theories of gravity (i.e.

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Wednesday May 07, 2014

This work has been published:Viner C Dorman SN Shirley BC and Rogan PK (2014)Validation of predicted mRNA splicing mutations using high-throughput transcriptome data [v1; ref status: indexedhttp://f1000r.es/2no]F1000Research20143:8 (doi:10.12688/f1000research.3-8.v1)Additionally this work has been accepted for a highlights presentation at the upcoming Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO) in Cincinnati Ohio and it was recently presented as a poster at London Health Research Day (LHRD).Abstract:Interpretation of variants present in complete genomes or exomes reveals numerous s

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Wednesday May 07, 2014
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We study the dynamics of a 2 1-dimensional relativistic viscous conformal fluid in Minkowski spacetime. Such fluid solutions arise as duals under the gravity/fluid correspondence to 3 1-dimensional asymptotically antide Sitter (AAdS) black-brane solutions to the Einstein equation. We examine stability properties of shear flows which correspond to hydrodynamic quasinormal modes of the black brane. We find that for sufficiently high Reynolds number the solution undergoes an inverse turbulent cascade to long-wavelength modes.

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Wednesday May 07, 2014
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We construct the novel RNA nanpclusters- the RNAnanotubes made of several nanorings. We study the struc-tural properties (i.e. the Root Mean Square Deviation (RMSD)the radius of gyration and radial distribution function) ofRNA nanotube up to the size of about 20nm in physilogicalsolution that can be used for drug delivery into human body.We model RNA nanotube by utilizing molecular dynamicssimulation method implemented in NAMD and VMD. Thepatterns of energy and temperature variations of the systemsare also discussed.

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Wednesday May 07, 2014
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In the present work the motion of disc-shaped particles in a nematic liquid crystal was simulated via a Lattice Boltzmann algorithm. Under the action of a rotating magnetic field the colloidal disc with perpendicular surface anchoring immersed in a nematic liquid crystal experiences a torque and continues turning following the field. However when the disc reaches some critical position when the director field around it is highly distorted the disc suddenly flips to minimize the free energy.

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Wednesday May 07, 2014

One of the most challenging problems in computational galaxy formation is modeling distant heating and ionization by locally produced radiation. Most Radiative Transfer (RT) techniques are very computationally expensive and limit users to poor resolution or post-processing thus decoupling the radiation from the dynamics of the simulation. We present a new efficient method for RT implemented in the SPH code GASOLINE aimed at full cosmological simulations.

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Wednesday May 07, 2014

Accurate efficient and scalable computational methods are highly desirable for large-scale scientific computing applications especially for problems exhibiting spatial and temporal multi-resolution scales non-trivial geometries and complex boundary conditions (BSc). For global magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) modelling of space-physics problemshigh-performance approaches could significantly reduce the grid requirements to achieve targeted solution accuracies thereby enabling more affordable yet accurate predictions of space-plasma flows.

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Wednesday May 07, 2014

A low troposphere MST type radar located in Costa Rica was used to gather information up to 6 km. With the digital radar technique used thousands of sweeps can be recorded every second. Challenges in processing spectral analysis and radar imaging were addressed with tools provided by HPC.

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