We are pleased to announce DiRAC Science Day 2023 which will be an in-person event, held on December 12th 2023 in Liverpool at the Liverpool Medical Institution & Conference Centre.
DiRAC users will have the opportunity to meet the technical support teams for DiRAC resources in person and interact with leading industry vendors. The day provides a chance for members of the DiRAC community to present research results and learn about the scientific highlights of the various consortia across the DiRAC facility.
Following a full day of scientific and technical presentations, the event will conclude with a reception and the poster session prize-giving. All attendees are encouraged to submit a poster.
There is no registration fee for DiRAC Day, but you do need to register to participate. As this is an in-person event places are limited and will be on a first-come first-served. Registration closes 2nd December 2022.
travel and accommodation
Please register using the form below by 2nd December 2023.
Morning Session (Lecture Theatre)
10:00 Simon Hands Welcome & Introduction
10:05 Mark Wilkinson Director’s Report
10:30 Robert Crain (LJMU) Galaxy formation including globular clusters
11:00 Max Hansen (Edinburgh) TBA
11:30Maria Marcha DiRAC Innovation Projects
11:45 Clare Jenner DiRAC Training Academy
12:00 LUNCH (Gallery, Dining Room, Oak Study)
Afternoon Session (Lecture Theatre)
13:00 Matteo Vorabbi (Surrey) Towards an ab initio calculation of nucleon-nucleus optical potentials for heavy targets
13:30 James Bolton (Nottingham) Exploring the intergalactic medium with the Sherwood-Relics simulations
14:00 James Nightingale (Durham) Galaxies, Dark Matter and Supermassive Black Holes with Strong Gravitational Lensing
14:30 Stuart Sim (Queens Belfast) Simulating stellar explosions: supernovae and neutron star mergers
15:00 TEA/COFFEE (Gallery, Dining Room, Oak Study)
15:30 Luis Teodoro (Glasgow) TBA
16:00 Patricia Schmidt (Birmingham) TBA
16:30 David Schaich (Liverpool) Broader applications of lattice field theory
Evening Session (Gallery, Dining Room, Oak Study)
17:00 POSTER PRIZE-GIVING & RECEPTION
Parallel Afternoon Session (Reading Room)
13:00 Alastair Basden Introduction
13:05 DiRAC-3 phase-2
13:20 Chris Mountford Leicester ARM GPU talk
13:35 DAWN talk Kacper Kornet TBC
14:35 Logicalis Secure Lustre
15:35 Alastair Basden Net-zero and DiRAC (slot donated by Lenovo)
From the M62, finding the LMI is straightforward. At the end of the M62 follow the signs for the City Centre, Cathedrals and Universities (approx 3 miles).
Pass the Metropolitan Cathedral (‘the wigwam’) and at the T-junction you will see LIVMOVE opposite. The entrance to the LMI is at the rear of the building off Arrad Street, immediately behind LIVMOVE.
Arriving by train
The nearest main line railway station is Liverpool Lime Street, which is 0.4 miles from LMI, a 5 minute taxi ride or a 10-15 minute walk up Mount Pleasant.
Please see below a list of nearby hotels compiled by the LMI.
Britannia Adelphi Hotel
Ranelagh Place Liverpool L3 5UL
0151 709 7200
Crowne Plaza, Liverpool
St Nicholas Place, Princes Dock, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1QW
0151 243 8040
Express by Holiday Inn Liverpool – Albert Dock
Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD
0151 709 1133
117-125 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TF
0151 709 9655
Holiday Inn, Liverpool City Centre
Lime Street, Liverpool L1 1NQ
0151 709 7090
Hope Street Hotel
40 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9DA
0151 709 3000
Marriott Hotel, Liverpool City Centre
1 Queen Square, Liverpool L1 1RH
0151 476 8000
Radisson SAS Hotel, Liverpool
107 Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9BD
0151 966 1500
The Liner at Liverpool
Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L3 5QB
0151 709 7050
The Racquet Club **
5 Chapel Street, Liverpool L3 9AG
0151 236 6676
Thistle Hotel, Liverpool
Chapel Street, Liverpool L3 9RE
0870 333 9137
Aachen Hotel, Liverpool
117-125 Mt Pleasant, Liverpool
0151 709 9655
**Helen Ainscough from The Racquet Club has agreed a special rate with the LMI – please quote when booking
Overnight stay – £85 per night
Full English breakfast – £10
Continental breakfast – £6
Posters can be submitted for judging in the two following categories:
Student submissions Non-student submissions
A prize, kindly provided by Arm, of a £500 Amazon e-voucher, will be awarded to the winning poster in each category with the winners being announced in the prize-giving session on DiRAC Day on the 12th December.
Physical posters should be presented in A0
Posters should be sufficient resolution
Posters must be brought to DiRAC Day, in person, on 12th December to be judged
A digital version of the poster must be submitted using the form below by 12pm on Wednesday 6th December and will be displayed in a virtual poster gallery, available to the wider DiRAC community and the judges, on our website.