On Sunday the 19th of May 2019, PLANCKS participants visited the eScience Center to get a tour of the hardware ABACUS2.0 and to participate in a presentation of the software currently provided by the eScience Center. What is a supercomputer used for? How do researchers take advantage of the power of a supercomputer? These questions and more were just some of the topics presented. The participants were able to ask questions and get an idea of what the eScience Center does. Some of the areas that were touched upon were deep learning, SDU cloud and HPC.

PLANCKS http://www.plancks-2019.sdu.dk/index.html is a theoretical physics competition for bachelor and master students. It is a three-day event containing an opening symposium, the contest itself, and filled to the brim with numerous excursions and social activities, where the participants are encouraged to discover the research environment and culture of the hosting country. It provides physics students from all over the world with the opportunity to get in touch with each other. The intention is to increase international collaboration, host social activities and stimulate the personal development of individual contestants. By bringing physics students from various parts of the world together, a setting to exchange ideas and experiences, and to challenge each other, is created.

PLANCKS is the acronym for The Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kick-ass Students (PLANCKS) was first held in the Netherlands by Studenten Physica in Nederland (SPIN), the Dutch umbrella association for physics study associations, as they decided to organize this international competition with the help of the International Association of Physics Students (IAPS). The first edition of PLANCKS took place in May 2014 in Utrecht, and since then PLANCKS is held annually in May.

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Desirée Suhr Pérez

Desirée Suhr Pérez Administrator/Secretary for eScience Center, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, IMADA, T +45 65 50 90 86, dsup@imada.sdu.dk Ø9-602b-2, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, www.sdu.dk