Prof Richard Kenway Photograph of Prof Richard Kenway

Vice Principal for Computational Science
National e-Science Centre

Head of School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh and Tait Professor of Mathematical Physics

Room: 3.02

Building: e-Science Institute


Tel: +44 (0)131 650 5245

Fax: +44 (0)131 650 5212

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Biography and Research Interests
Professor Kenway was appointed to the Tait Chair of Mathematical Physics in 1994. His research is in elementary particle physics. He led UK participation in the QCDOC project to build a 10 teraflops computer to simulate the strong interactions of quarks and gluons, jointly with the USA and Japan, and three of these machines have been operating successfully since 2004. In 2002, he initiated the International Lattice Data Grid project, which is building a global infrastructure for sharing simulation data. Professor Kenway is Chairman of Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) and the UK National e-Science Centre (NeSC). Through EPCC and NeSC he is committed to promoting advanced computing technology to benefit academia and industry. In 2002, he was appointed Assistant Principal for high-performance computing (HPC) and e-science, and in 2005 he was promoted to Vice-Principal for Computational Science. In this capacity he has overall responsibility for the delivery by UOE HPCX Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary company of the University, of the HPCx and HECToR HPC Services to the UK academic community. Professor Kenway has been a member of many national and international scientific advisory committees. Currently, he is a member of the Research Councils' UK High End Computing Strategy Committee and chairman of its Technology Watch Panel.

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