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Nobel Calling at PDC

Thor Wikfeldt, PDC

Since last year, the Nobel Prize Museum has run an event, known as Nobel Calling Stockholm ( ), during "Nobel Week", that is, the week when all the Nobel Prize laureates are announced. Nobel Calling is a series of events involving organisations and institutions in Stockholm – it focuses on the importance of science, literature and efforts to bring peace to the world. As part of this event, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) offers tours of research labs so people can see research environments in areas such as self-driving vehicles, robotics and electricity.

This year PDC was again asked to host a group of inquisitive people who wanted to learn about some of the research infrastructure available at KTH. Around 20 people from different walks of life turned up. They were given an introduction to what supercomputers are and what they are used for and then taken on a guided tour of the PDC machine room. After reconvening outside the machine room (where it is less noisy), questions abounded on all kinds of topics related to PDC and supercomputing in general!

PDC was one of the labs people could visit during the KTH Lab Tours on 9 October 2019 as part of the Nobel Calling Stockholm event.