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Nobel Prize for Physics Got Assistance from UF Research Computing

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The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to physicists seeking to understand the theory of matter. Among the universities that contributed computing resources to the project were members of UF’s high energy physics team, enabled by UF Research Computing.

“During the past eight years, UF’s high-energy physics scientists have been major users of the high-performance computers, large data storage systems, and fast network infrastructure at UF in support of the research that contributed to the compact muon solenoid (CMS) experiment,” said Erik Deumens, professor and director of UF Research Computing. “Many million hours of the University of Florida’s computational time contributed to the Higgs Particle discovery.”

University of Florida faculty played a major role in the design, construction, testing, and operation of the CMS experiment. For over 15 years, UF scientists have led important aspects of the Higgs Particle search. The announcement made on July 4, 2012–that a previously unknown particle had been detected–was a major breakthrough in the particle physics theory for how the world is constructed.

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