First class of Bojos per la Supercomputació programme

09 December 2019
After 19 theoretical-practical and multidisciplinary sessions (programming, simulations, mathematics, artificial intelligence, smartcities, personalized medicine, climate change or quantum computing), the first edition of the Bojos per la Supercomputació program has ended.

In an event that brought together the families of the students and the directors at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), the students competed for the best presentation of the knowledge acquired.

Once the winner group was announced, the students received a diploma for their participation in the course, which, in some cases, has allowed them to finally decide which university studies they will start next year.

The director of the BSC, Mateo Valero; the associate director, Josep Maria Martorell, and the director of Coneixement i Recerca of the Fundació Catalunya la Pedrera, Lluís Farrés, thanked the students' effort to devote part of their free time to the course and encouraged them to remain closely linked to the research and science

The Bojos per la Supercomputació programme is divided into different thematic blocks with the objective that students know closely what supercomputers are and how they work, as well as the different types of research that can be carried out with a supercomputer. The fields of the course are:


  • Supercomputing introduction
  • Mathematics for supercomputing
  • Simulations
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Climate change
  • Quantum Computing
  • Computational Biology
  • Smartcities