The UK’s fastest academic supercomputer, based at the University of Cambridge, will be made available to artificial intelligence (AI) technology companies from across the UK, in support of the government’s industrial strategy.
Researchers have successfully simulated how a ring-shaped black hole could cause general relativity to break down: assuming the universe contains at least five dimensions, that is.
A super energy-efficient high-performance computer, with a performance equivalent to 4,000 desktop machines running at once, will enable researchers to handle the Big Data challenges of the future - not least the design of a system to support the world's largest telescope.
The Planck satellite has just reached its orbit, 1.5 million km from Earth, on a mission to understand the origin and evolution of our Universe.
The world's most expensive scientific instrument will be ready for full experiments in 2009; Andy Parker describes Cambridge's role in constructing and using the machine that hopes to understand the universe.