Hello SoHPC! – About Me
Hi, my name is Cathal Maguire. I am a Physics & Astrophysics graduate from Dublin, Ireland. I obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Physics & Astrophysics from Trinity College Dublin in 2020. I am also a big soccer and gaelic football fan, however I’ll realistically watch any competitive sport.
As part of SoHPC 2020, I will be working on Project #2003 – ‘Visualization of Supernova Explosions in a Magnetised Inhomogeneous Ambient Environment’. This project will be completed under the supervision of Project Mentor Salvatore Orlando, in collaboration with my fellow Trinity classmate and friend, Seán McEntee.
Project #2003 was due to take place in the CINECA Computing Centre in Bologna, Italy. However, due to the Global COVID-19 Crisis, the Summer of HPC 2020 is being carried out remotely. Although I would have enjoyed the summer sunshine of Northern Italy, the wind and rain of West Dublin will have to suffice.
I have previous experience running MHD (Magnetohydrodynamic) computer simulations, such as that outlined in the project description. As part of my final year, I undertook a Research Project investigating the circumstellar environment of the red supergiant star Alpha Orionis (aka Betelgeuse), which was ultimately accompanied by a thesis titled: ‘What can radio emission tell us about the stellar winds of Alpha Orionis?’.