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Laboratory members took part in the HSE science festival "Lunokhod-1"

On October 27, the Higher School of Economics held the Lunokhod-1 science festival in Digital October. The program included a science and technology show, an open laboratory, science battles and other popular formats.

The event was opened by Vice Chancellor Igor Chirikov with a presentation of various HSE opportunities for students and graduate students, followed by the winner of the Ig Nobel Prize 2017, and the festival ended with a musical show of the Russian indie band "The Biggest Simple Number".

The international laboratory of supercomputer atomistic modeling and multiscale analysis of HSE was presented at the festival in the Engineering Crater. Leading Researcher of the Laboratory V.V.Stagailov made a report “Why do we need supercomputers, how to design and use them?”, in which he spoke about high-performance computing in science and problems solved in the laboratory.

Throughout the festival there was a demonstration supercomputer installation of the laboratory. Especially for this, a molecular-dynamic calculation with remote visualization and interactive control was launched on the Desmos supercomputer at JIHT RAS. Thus, the live broadcast was carried out drawing supercomputer calculations on the big screen, and most importantly - the atoms and molecules in the calculation could be influenced by mouse movements and participants could immediately see a visual result.

The implementation of such a demonstration is connected with the solution of a number of technical difficulties that were successfully overcome by the laboratory staff Vladimir Stegailov, Nikolai Kondratyuk and Mikhail Khalilov. Vsevolod Nikolsky helped them in presenting the stand to interested viewers.