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.
- Head of Division
- Gunilla Kreiss
- Director of Studies
- Jarmo Rantakokko