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Climate-Atmospheric Chemical Kinetics on GPU Accelerators

One of today’s great scientific challenges is to predict how climate will change locally as gas concentrations change over time. The study of chemistry-climate interactions represents an important and, at the same time, difficult task of global Earth system research. The global climate model EMAC is a modular model that simulates climate change and air quality scenarios. EMAC uses a general-purpose chemical kinetic module to calculate the concentrations and the interactions of chemical species in the atmosphere.

Earth System Modelling benefitting from Cluster-Booster division

Understanding the evolution and changes of global climate is of utmost importance in the 21st century. The complexity of simulating the climate is reflected in the structure of the scientific codes in this research field. Scientists from The Cyprus Institute examined an alternative approach to heterogeneous computing in the many-core era for such Earth system models by porting the EMAC Earth System Model application to the DEEP platform. The challenge EMAC is composed of two extremely different code parts.

Cyprus Weather Forecast

Cyprus Weather Forecast website launched in collaboration with the Cyprus Department of Meteorology.

Public Talks and Colloquium Series 2016

The website was developed and designed at CyI, featuring numerical weather prediction, real-time station observations and human meteorological forecasts by the Cyprus Department of Meterorology.

Computational resources and support are provided by the Cy-Tera Project, which is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation.

Public Talks and Colloquium Series 2016

A significant part of The Cyprus Institute’s mission is the promotion and dissemination of scientific knowledge through public lectures, colloquiums and seminars. In this framework the Institute founded in 2010 the Public Talks and Colloquium Series. The lectures are delivered by prominent scientists from local and international Universities and Institutes. All events are presented in English, and are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia take place at The Cyprus Institute, Athalassa Campus - Guy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room (1st floor) and are scheduled for 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions by the audience.

Dark Sky Visualisation

Cosmological simulations are a cornerstone of our understanding of the Universe during its 13.7 billion year progression from small fluctuations that we see in the cosmic microwave background to today, where we are surrounded by galaxies and clusters of galaxies interconnected by a vast cosmic web. Simulations of the formation of structure in the Universe typically simulate dark matter, a collisionless fluid, as a discretized set of particles that interact only gravitationally.

Chernobyl Fire Radiation Risk (BBC World Service Commentary)

Commentary on the risk from radioactivity dispersion by forest fires at Chernobyl - BBC World Service Newsday

Public Talks and Colloquium Series 2015

A significant part of The Cyprus Institute’s mission is the promotion and dissemination of scientific knowledge through public lectures, colloquiums and seminars. In this framework the Institute founded in 2010 the Public Talks and Colloquium Series. The lectures are delivered by prominent scientists from local and international Universities and Institutes. All events are presented in English, and are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia take place at The Cyprus Institute, Athalassa Campus - Guy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room (1st floor) and are scheduled for 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions by the audience.

Risk from Middle East Planned Nuclear Power Plants

Atmospheric Dispersion of Radioactivity from Nuclear Power Plant Accidents: Case Study for the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. We estimate the contamination risks from the atmospheric dispersion of radionuclides released by severe nuclear power plant accidents using the EMAC atmospheric chemistry–general circulation model at high resolution (50 km). We present an overview of global risks, and also a case study of nuclear power plants that are currently under construction, planned and proposed in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, a region prone to earth quakes.

Public Talks and Colloquium Series 2014

A significant part of The Cyprus Institute’s mission is the promotion and dissemination of scientific knowledge through public lectures, colloquiums and seminars. In this framework the Institute founded in 2010 the Public Talks and Colloquium Series. The lectures are delivered by prominent scientists from local and international Universities and Institutes. All events are presented in English, and are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia take place at The Cyprus Institute, Athalassa Campus - Guy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room (1st floor) and are scheduled for 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions by the audience.

Advanced Scientific Visualization Workshop

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) in close collaboration with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) are offering a unique opportunity to the Cypriot scientific community to learn and enrich their knowledge on scientific visualization, as well as the potential of the available technology offered by the Institute. Guest speakers will be the director of NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL) and Academy Award nominated Prof. Donna Cox along with a cohort of visualization experts.