Hello from Bologna! My name is Beckie Lait, I am 21 years old and I have just started my PRACE Summer of HPC journey! I have been looking forward to this opportuity for so long and I am so pleased that it is now upon me.
I come from a small village in England but have just finished my third year out of four, of my Theoretical Physics Integrated Masters degree at the University of Manchester. This means I will be starting the Masters part of the course when I return to University in September. I hope to learn a lot from this incredible experience with PRACE and use it to help me to progress next year.
I am so excited to start the following part of my journey next week after completing the training sessions this week in CINECA, Bologna. On Saturday, I will be travelling to Athens, Greece where I will join the Biomedical Research Foundation in a project regarding High Performance Computing, HPC.
My future dream would be to reduce and to contribute to the elimination of animal testing. After becoming vegetarian at the age of 14 and then vegan at 18, animal rights are extremely important to me and I am ecstatic to be working on a project in Greece that will be able to direct me down this career path of finding reliable and accurate alternatives!
Make sure to keep an eye out for my future blogs so that I can take you on my journey with me!