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Cosmology@Home

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The universe is big. Very big. We explore the universe by modeling our understanding of elemental physics. When we find something that does not fit with our expectations, we may have found something new, like Dark Matter. Cosmology@Home works to model the universe around us and seeks anomalies in what we expect.

Hosted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Compatible CPUs: Windows, Mac, Linux

Compatible GPUs: —–

Einstein@Home

When a neutron star spins very quickly, does it make a sound? Yes, yes it does. In fact, the "sound" is so loud and so permanent that spinning neutron stars, or pulsars, from distant galaxies can be heard from earth. Einstein@Home uses data from LIGO Fermi to identify pulsars throughout the universe while exploring other aspects of Einstein's theories.

Hosted by University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics - Hanover

Compatible CPUs: Windows, Mac, Linux, ARM, Android

Compatible GPUs: NVIDIA, AMD

LHC@Home

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When two particle zoom through a tunnel at near the speed of light and explode in a massive collision with one another, physics is born. This is the goal of the Lard Hadron Collider operated by CERN. But, you might ask, what happens if the particles miss one another and collide with the wall? LHC@Home works to make sure this never happens. LHC@Home also runs theory and experimental simulations that search for interesting things to explore further.

Hosted by CERN

Compatible CPUs: Windows, Mac, Linux, ARM, Android

Compatible GPUs: NVIDIA, AMD

nanoHUB

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Little changes to small things can make a very big different in the way things, like materials and chemicals, behave. Stronger, faster, harder -- the macro outcome all depends on the micro... or shall we say nano... science. NanoHUB is a massive project that runs hundreds of different simulation and education tools all related to the science of the very very small

Hosted by Purdue University​

Compatible CPUs: Windows, Mac, Linux

Compatible GPUs: —–

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