Center for Simulation and Data Science Kick Off

On the occasion of the opening of the JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science, JARA-CSD for short, RWTH and Forschungszentrum Jülich hosted a special event, the 2018 JARA Day. The establishment of the new center reflects the increasing significance of the simulation and data sciences in science, research and application. 

”Focusing Expertise – Shaping the Future“: this is the motto of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance between RWTH and Forschungszentrum Jülich. By pooling expertise in the increasingly important fields of simulation, data analysis and HPC technologies, as RWTH Rector Ulrich Rüdiger points out, the new JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science fully lives up to this motto.

As Professor Wolfgang Marquardt, Chairman of the Board of Forschungszentrum Jülich, explains, “the simulation and data sciences have become the third pillar of scientific research, alongside theory and experimentation. The new JARA-CSD is set to further advance the simulation and data sciences. Its focus is on addressing scientific questions and problems, the joint education and training of early-career researchers, and the collaboration with business and industry.”

The new center integrates facilities and capabilities of both educational and research institutions, including computer and data infrastructures, user support activities, and methodical disciplinary research in the fields of simulation, data analysis and high-performance computing.

This creates an excellent environment for research on forward-looking topics. Existing structures and institutions at both locations, such as the Center for Computational Engineering Science, the RWTH Profil Area Computational Science & Engineering, and the JARA-HPC sections will be integrated into the new Center.

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