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Workshop on High Performance Computing in the Social Sciences

The workshop takes place on July 12, 2019 in room G 309 and is meant for anyone interested in using high performance computing (HPC) resources in their research. It first introduces HPC and the Scientific Compute Cluster (SCC) at the University of Konstanz. The scientific talks in the afternoon then highlight the potential applications of HPC for hardware intensive statistical and simulation tasks in the social sciences.

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Data Set Award from the American Political Science Association recognizes two projects at the department

The Comparative Politics section of the American Political Science Association awarded the Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Data Set Award 2019 to the Comparative Agendas Project, which is co-led by Christian Breunig. An accompanying book just published with Oxford University Press details the data-gathering effort undertaken over the past ten years. Nils Weidmann and his group received an honorable mention for the Mass Mobilization in Autocracies Database, which constitutes the basis for a forthcomin...

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