A need for parallel maths

On Thursday 14th January I attended the inaugural talk by Professor Mark Parsons, ‘“A billion billion calculations in a second – a step too far?”.  Prof. Parsons is Director of the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre which hosts the UK’s national supercomputer, ARCHER. As an experimentalist, parallel computing has never really been my thing although I…

Knowledge exchange for start-ups

Personally, I find it very satisfying to play a small part in helping a new business grow from the kitchen sink to a manufacturing plant with products on the supermarket shelf.   When working with academics, my advice to start-ups is: Be open with academics about what you want to solve – often they can solve the unexpected. Academics…