Jarrod Hurley provided a tour of the OzStar supercomputer for the ANZ model builders during the morning workshop.
AAL was delighted to run a half-day workshop to introduce financial modelling experts from the ANZ bank to scientific and technical staff from the Centre for Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) and Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS).
The workshop introduced the ANZ financial modellers to software and numerical techniques developed by researchers from OzGrav and ADACS. Initially created to solve cutting-edge astrophysical problems, the goal was to examine how these tools could be adapted to solve problems in finance and to build future opportunities for collaboration between the parties present on the day.
During the session, the ANZ modellers were shown the latest gravitational wave discovery, introduced to virtual reality representations of the universe and taken on a tour of the OzStar supercomputer. Talks focused on measuring parameters of colliding black holes and professional software services for researchers. AAL would like to thank all who participated on the day, and Swinburne University for hosting the event.
AAL looks forward to fostering more partnerships and opportunities for collaboration between astronomers and the financial sector in the near future.