Members of state parliament Sabine Kurtz and Christine Neumann visit HLRS

20 April 2017

On April 20, 2017 members of the state parliament Sabine Kurtz (CDU) and Christine Neumann (CDU) together with Tim Stephan—parliamentary advisor to the CDU state parliament faction—paid a visit to HLRS.

After a welcome by HLRS Director Michael Resch, who gave a short introduction to HLRS, the two members of parliament engaged in a lively discussion about the role of high-performance computing and simulation in science, industry and the political decision making process. Both Kurtz and Neumann—members of the parliament committee for science, research and the arts—were impressed by the wide variety of activities at HLRS and by its young researchers.

The guests toured the computer room, where they were able to view the supercomputer Hazelhen while Michael Resch explained the technical aspects of high-performance computing. In the HLRS virtual reality environment, the visitors were impressed by demonstrations of simulation results and had an intensive discussion about the Reallabore project for urban planning funded by the state ministry of science.