Schoolboy uses grid computing to analyse satellite data

At just 16, Cal Hewitt, a student at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in the United Kingdom became the youngest person to receive grid certification – giving him access to huge grid-computing resources.

Hewitt uses these resources to help analyse data from the LUCID satellite detector,  which a team of students from the school launched into space last year.

Harnessing the power of the grid will make it possible to analyse the satellite data in more complex ways.   

The project came about with help from the CERN@school programme, and Medipix– an international collaboration at CERN that has developed specialist particle-detecting silicon chips.

To learn more, read an interview in The Science Node with Cal Hewitt and his teacher, Becky Parker. Parker is director of The Institute for Research in Schools

 

Originally published at the CERN website.

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