Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2018
Monday–Friday, March 5–9, 2018; Los Angeles, California
Session R08: Superconductors, Correlated Materials, Spectroscopic Observations
8:00 AM–10:12 AM,
Thursday, March 8, 2018
LACC Room: 153C
Sponsoring Unit: DCMP
Chair: Yizhou Xin, Northwestern University
Abstract: R08.00011 : A New Form of Parallel Processing in Gravitational/Spacetime Exploration*
10:00 AM–10:12 AM
The LISA space probe has a first launch date projected for 2034. It may represent humanity's best attempt yet to undercover the basic workings of the Universe we inhabit. Our knowledge of a predictable four-dimensional spacetime will increase with hard work. In equal measure, our ignorance will also be exposed. As it must. Singularities and discontinuities may occur more or less frequently than we imagined. We will need new forms in space navigation as our probes record "the new realities" they encounter and even continue their mission, safely, and possibly return. Computing the transition and saddle points between, say, an elliptical and a parabolic orbit from Earth will become less possible. Set for over decades of study, instrument development, launch, perhaps assembly in space, the aim of LISA is to study gravitational waves, and particles in a myriad array of unknowns below 0.2 eV. Where we lack knowledge new forms will be developed to test our theories, numerically and rapidly. A proto-type only, based on the i5/i7 mixed iMac-mini cluster with detached memory with Thunderbolt 2 virtual interface has been assembled and tested , and put to work computing orbital dynamics. We present the results on this one form.
*The authors thanks ExperiMac, LLC - Seattle USA for equipment.
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