Department of Information Technology

Research in Scientific Computing

The research has a broad scope, ranging from numerical analysis over software development and high-performance computing to collaborative projects in Computational Science and Engineering, and industrial applications.

Scientific Computing

The shallow water equations solved over the Earth

In various disciplines such as biology, physics, medicine, economics, chemistry, and geology, simulation could be used to explore different processes. Simulating something means that instead of carrying out real-world experiments, the experiments take place virtually in a computer. Simulation is known as the third pillar of science (beside experiments and theory), and has revolutionized what you can study without expensive, bulky, and perhaps unethical experiments.

At the Division of Scientific Computing, we conduct research in the entire chain of what is needed to perform simulations; to mathematically describe the phenomenon under investigation, to formulate a solution method to the mathematical problem, and finally to construct computer programs that efficiently implement the developed solution method to enable the simulation.


Contact information

The Division of Scientific Computing is part of the Department of Information Technology. The division is located in building 2 at the Information Technology Center (ITC).
Further contact information

Head of Division
Lina von Sydow
Director of Studies
Stefan Pålsson
Head of Research Program
Numerical Analysis
Gunilla Kreiss
Computational Science
Sverker Holmgren
Updated  2017-07-04 12:03:54 by Kurt Otto.