CPAC is a division of the Harvard University Astronomy Department dedicated to research in high-end astrophysical computing. Since its founding in the spring of 2000, the members of CPAC have helped contribute to the current state-of-the-art in parallel astrophyscial computing.
The Institute for Theory and Computation, also hosted by the CfA, is dedicated to research in high-end astrophysical computing. One of the primary objectives is to integrate conceptual theory with computational modeling. The ITC consists of members of the Harvard Department of Astronomy, Smithsonian astrophysicists, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and associates at other institutions.
PS1 will be able to scan the entire visible sky to approximately 23rd magnitude in less than a week. This unique combination of sensitivity and field of view will open many new possibilities in time domain astronomy and address a wide range of astrophysical problems in the Solar System, the Galaxy, and the Universe.