Cosmological simulations led by ARI scientists shortlisted for Research Project of the Year
An ambitious international project to simulate the formation and evolution of galaxies, led by a team including the ARI's Dr Rob Crain and Dr Ian McCarthy, has been shortlisted for "Research Project of the Year" by a panel that recognises excellence in the education sector.
Crain and McCarthy are core members of the EAGLE project, which used two of Europe's most powerful supercomputers to create unprecedentedly realistic simulations of the evolution of the Universe. The project has been shortlisted for a marquee prize at the annual Educate North Awards, having proven a major international research highlight. The project's lead publication was referenced nearly 200 times by other scientific studies last year, making it the world's second most highly-cited astrophysics publication of 2015, from a total of nearly 23,000 publications that year.
The prize winners will be announced at the Educate North awards ceremony at The Hilton Manchester Deansgate on April 21st.