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Issue 22: iSGTW 02 May 2007

 Feature - Little Particles, Big Implications

MiniBooNE cospokesperson Janet Conrad holds one of the light sensors installed inside the MiniBooNE detector.
Image courtesy of Reidar Hahn, Fermilab

Researchers for the MiniBooNE experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, United States, are trying to find evidence of muon-to-electron-neutrino oscillation, or one neutrino turning into another.

The hypothetical “sterile” neutrino that MiniBooNE is searching for is a non-interacting particle with a distinctly different mass than the three neutrinos known to exist.

Sterile neutrinos are outside the Standard Model, the well-established particle physics theory that describes the basis of all matter. MiniBooNE, which announced its first results on April 11, uses Open Science Grid resources for analysis.



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Feature - Science

 Simulating Type Ia Supernovae on DEISA
Only about once in a century, a “new star” might appear on the night sky, visible to the naked eye, which fades away over some weeks. A sub-group of these events—classified as Type Ia supernovae, or SNe Ia—are among the most energetic explosions in the universe.

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics are using DEISA resources to simulate these explosions.

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Feature - Event

 HealthGrid 2007 Looks Towards the Future
Five years ago HealthGrid was formed to improve grid technology in medicine. Last week HealthGrid held their fifth conference at the Hopitaux Universitares in Geneva, Switzerland.

The conference gave biomedical informatics users and developers the opportunity to learn about the current state of the field and to discuss the successes and challenges of using grids in health care.

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Link of the Week

 Grid Training at Georgetown University
Free technology training materials are available online from Georgetown University. 

The University’s Advanced Research Computing division and Center for Continuing Education have created training programs to help workers develop skills to compete in field of high performance and high throughput computing. Training materials from these classes is available online. To see a schedule of upcoming classes visit the GridsWatch Web site.

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Image of the Week

Neurons in Action

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 Register now for the DEISA Symposium
This year the DEISA Symposium, focuses on initiatives and strategies to enhance the outreach of high performance computing in Europe. The conference, to be held May 21–22 at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich, Germany, will feature speakers from Europe, Japan and the United States.

Organizers request that participants register, however there is no registration fee. More information and online registration is available at the DEISA Web site. Registration will close on May 7, 2007.

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 APAC 07: Call for Papers
The Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing is currently accepting papers relating to advanced computing, grid applications and e-research for their 2007 conference and exhibition.

APAC 07 will be held in Perth, Western Australia, October 8–12. The event is co-hosted by APAC and iVEC. June 15 is the last day to submit technical papers.

For more information visit the APAC 07 Web site or e-mail

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Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


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11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

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22, ALENEX11

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