Mysterious, elusive, and convoluted. That may sometimes be your impression of science, but not on the Researchers' Night — a night when science and scientists show you their true faces.

Have you ever heard of supercomputers? Do you know how much they affect our daily lives? IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center opens its doors and invites all children and adults to tours, games, lectures, and, most importantly, SUPERfun. SUPERgifts are also waiting for the clever ones.

SUPEREXCURSIONS


Behind the Scenes of the Supercomputing Centre

See places where few people usually go and learn what it takes to run a supercomputer. From the basement, where a unique backup power system is hidden, to the roof, where heat exchangers with heat pumps to heat our entire building and provide domestic hot water.

WHERE: Meeting at the reception on the ground floor 10 minutes early.

WHEN: 4 pm, 5 pm, and 6 pm

REGISTRATION is required. Excursions will be held in the Czech language and are suitable for adults and children from 8 years of age.


Science in Virtual Reality

Please sit back, put on your 3D glasses, and become part of the scientific projects we are working on, which we bring into virtual reality. What looks like a cinema at first glance is the Visualisation and Virtual Reality Lab. And as a bonus, we have prepared a virtual tour of our data room.

WHERE: Meeting at the reception on the ground floor 10 minutes early.

WHEN: 5.30 pm, 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, and 8.30 pm

REGISTRATION is required. Excursions will be held in the Czech language and are suitable for adults and children from 8 years of age.


superLECTURES

Today's science cannot do without supercomputers. Listen to exciting lectures and find out where supercomputers help. You won't be bored!

 

5 pm – 10 pm Science in the "hands" of supercomputers

IT4Innovations computing time is dedicated to solving tasks in research and development, especially for academic workplaces and other research institutions in the Czech Republic. Last year alone, 280 million core hours were distributed across 330 research projects.

Stop for a while, listen to what this computing time is, and learn about those who use the computing time of the most powerful Czech supercomputers and their exciting projects.

 

5:30 pm – Quantum computing: let's solve a simple example together

We have been hearing about quantum computers, quantum computing, and quantum science from all sides lately. But what is quantum computing all about? What is its principle? Let's explore a simple example of a quantum circuit, which you can run on a freely available simulator.

Marek Lampart and Jiří Tomčala will introduce you to quantum computing. 

6:15 pm – Searching for new drugs with the help of supercomputers

Do you know how drugs are developed these days, how long it takes to develop them, and what the average cost is from the start of research to the launch of a drug? And what role do supercomputers play in all this? Pavel Hobza, a computational chemist and the most cited Czech scientist who has rewritten the chemistry textbooks with his discoveries, will answer more than just these questions. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear him talk about the search for cures with the help of supercomputers.

The lecture has been prepared by Pavel Hobza, leader of the Non-covalent interaction group at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences and external specialist at IT4Innovations

7:00 pm – Digital visualization in ophthalmic surgery

You will learn about the development of visualization of the surgical field using optical aids - magnifying glasses, and the development of the first microscopes to the current state – the creation of specialized digital imaging systems with a three-dimensional display of the surgical field for the entire operating team. Future trends will also be demonstrated, including incorporating robotic surgery and telemedicine with extensive in-house photo and video documentation.

This lecture has been prepared by: Jan Němčanský, Head of the Ophthalmology Clinic at the University Hospital Ostrava and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ostrava.

7:45 pm – All you wanted to know about supercomputers but did not know who to ask

Come and hear what the supercomputing center is, what it is used for, what it helps, and what projects are solved there.

All this and more in the lecture by the IT4Innovations Managing Director himself, who will answer everything you have ever wanted to know about supercomputers!


SuperCOMPETITION FOR CHILDREN 

Pirates attack supercomputers

Pirate ships have surrounded our supercomputer center. They want to attack our supercomputer and take it over. Can you help us repel their attack? Your task will be to obtain a secret SUPERpassword by completing tasks, which you can use to activate unique security systems, control the weather and defeat the pirates with a great wave of resistance. If you are successful, a SUPERreward awaits you!


SUPERFUN

Supercomputers from close up

Stop by our showroom, take a closer look at the most powerful supercomputers in the Czech Republic, and learn what they consist of, what software they use, what is the difference between a regular computer and a supercomputer, and what they have in common or what is their consumption ... Just everything you might be interested in about supercomputers.

IT4Innovations Supercomputing Services specialists will answer all your questions about supercomputers.


Science fiction or reality?

Do you like science fiction? Even the adventures of the heroes in our comics may seem unreal. We have included a good deal of imagination, but the basis is the real work of scientists. Curious readers can "read" the rewards in our comics, but most importantly, they can meet the superheroes who are turning science fiction into reality.


Robot football

Robot football is a constantly evolving field of science that deals with the uncertain and dynamic environment of interacting agents - robots. It combines many seemingly disparate areas of interest, such as research on multi-agent systems, real-time camera image processing, controlling and steering autonomous robots, path planning and cooperation between robots on the playing field, obstacle avoidance, and often involves machine learning methods, otherwise known as AI - artificial intelligence. At IT4Innovations, we are developing an in-house robot football 3D simulator based on these scientific methods. 

Come and try it out, create your own game strategy for your robot team, and try to beat your siblings, parents, or even our home team from IT4Innovations in robot football!



Virtual reality and supercomputers

Very few people can get into our data room. But you have this unique opportunity thanks to 3D glasses! Come and see our supercomputers from close up indeed.

When exploring the data hall, you can look at the airflow around the car that is placed in the data hall in our virtual reality. Calculating the airflow is very time-consuming, but the computing time is rapidly reduced thanks to supercomputers.


The power of mathematics

With a single equation, we can date the creation of paintings, determine the amount of a drug in the blood, find the age of ancient excavations or predict the cooling rate of coffee. Join us for coffee while watching a robot in action or exploring puzzle-solving techniques.


Amazing world of nanooptics

We will demonstrate how to create colors using nanostructures, show examples of security holograms and diffractive optics, and explain how to make them using advanced lithography methods and computational design.

What your eyes can reveal

The Bonmedix company, together with artificial intelligence experts from IT4Innovations, is working on a project focused on an expert system that uses neural network modeling and training to detect and segment images used in retinal examinations of patients in the context of diabetic retinopathy (diabetic blindness). Our supercomputers are helping to train and validate individual models more accurately, leading to massive future increases in examination capacity, enabling screening for all patients regardless of specialist staffing levels and early detection of serious age-related or diabetic eye diseases.

A demonstration of this unique system using neural networks to detect pathologies related to diabetic retinopathy over your fundus camera images can be exclusively tested on Friday evening at IT4Innovations.

... and there is more to come!

Do not hesitate to take your family, friends, and children and come to IT4Innovations.

Entry to this event is free.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

IT4Innovations team