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Big Lasers, Small Particles & GPUs: Our Weapons of Choice to Fight Cancer
Abstract:

We'll present results on our INCITE project "Targeting Cancer with High Power Lasers," which aims to deliver beams of ions for cancer therapy accelerated by high power lasers. With a novel target design in which the target is levitated in a trap to isolate it from its environment, we study the properties of the generated ion beams and their potential for radiation therapy of cancer. In the discussion, we'll also present performance results of our own plasma simulation code PIConGPU on the Titan system, which has been used to study the laser plasma interaction in 3D.

 
Topics:
Computational Physics, Computational Biology & Chemistry, HPC and Supercomputing
Type:
Talk
Event:
GTC Silicon Valley
Year:
2016
Session ID:
S6300
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