Dear universe, tell me your secrets

Micron Technology | March 2020

What’s the nature of that mysterious substance called “dark matter, ” which can’t be seen but weighs six times more than visible matter?

How does “dark energy,” which makes up about 68% of the universe, cause the universe to expand, and why?

The amount of matter and antimatter in the universe isn’t equal; it’s asymmetrical. Why is that?

What actually happened after the big bang?

How are we going to find the answers to these questions? Technology: That’s how.

Scientific experiments and research, like so many other things, rely on data. For example, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest machine and edge device, generates more data than is reasonable to store.

“The scale is enormous,” CERN openlab’s Chief Technology Officer Maria Girone says in the panel discussion below. “Every second, we need to decide what (data) to keep and what we throw away. And we need to make sure we’re not throwing away something that is potentially very interesting.”

View Girone’s discussion with Mike Woodacre of Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, Micron Corporate Vice President Steve Pawlowski, and David Kirkpatrick, editor-in-chief at Techonomy, to learn more about the crucial role technologies play in taking scientific study to a level that can only be called astronomical. These scientific experts discuss how these massive experiments suffer from the same challenges as any other edge device.

And listen carefully to learn of a remarkable discovery indicating life may indeed exist on another planet.