2022 Laureate Profile: Professor Mark Krumholz
Professor Mark Krumholz
Administering Organisation: The Australian National University
Fellowship Project Summary
FL220100020 – Unveiling the Winds of Star-Forming Galaxies
In recent years, Australia has spent more than $100m on supercomputer facilities, and more than $300m in international telescopes including the Square Kilometre Array, Giant Magellan Telescope, and Cherenkov Telescope Array. Maximising the return on these hardware investments requires developing the methods and software tools that can use them most efficiently. That is exactly what this Laureate will accomplish: Professor Krumholz will develop new GPU accelerated computing methods that can drive the supercomputers to peak performance and use the new computations these innovations enable to develop analysis tools and interpretation for the telescopes. This will benefit Australia culturally by answering fundamental questions about human origins, and economically by providing free, open-source software and methods to accelerate calculations in fields far beyond astrophysics, for example weather modelling and aerospace applications. This project will also produce a workforce of researchers trained to use and develop these new methods, with skills in high demand in industry and government.
Australian Research Council funding: $2,647,737
Find out more information about Professor Mark Krumholz and their research areas of interest to date by visiting their profile page here: Professor Mark Krumholz - Researchers - ANU
For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships page.
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