Imperial College Research Software Community Newsletter - May 2020

Hello and welcome to this month’s Research Software Community Newsletter. Even though events are few and far between we’ve nevertheless got lots of links to share, as well as our usual reminders about useful resources and ongoing initiatives at Imperial and beyond. As ever, contributions are warmly welcomed: please find our contact details at the end of the newsletter.

Dates for your diary

A reminder that the Research Computing Service are available to assist with grant proposals, regardless of the funding source.

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Blog posts, tools & more

Research Software of the Month

PyBaMM is a multiphysics battery modelling software designed to consolidate the myriad of models in the field and facilitate cross-institutional collaboration. PyBaMM is one of the major components of the Faraday Institution’s ‘Common Modelling Framework’, part of the Multi-Scale Modelling Fast Start project, led by Imperial, which will act as a central repository for UK battery modelling research. The software has been designed to be reusable, extensible and modular so that new models and numerical methods can easily be added and rigorously tested. The RSE team at Imperial has recently joined efforts to further develop PyBaMM and assist the College’s researchers to integrate their state-of-the-art models into the framework.

Some reminders…

RS Community coffee continues weekly via Zoom - check our Slack workspace for exact times and connection details.

The Research Computing Service’s weekly clinics are now running online via Teams. Research computing questions from all members of the Imperial community are welcome - from HPC to software engineering.

Get in Touch, Get Involved!

That’s all for this month. Thanks to everyone who suggested links for this edition.

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This issue of the Research Software Community Newsletter was edited by Mark Woodbridge. All previous newsletters are available in our online archive.