Center for Computational Sciences in Mainz
In addition to the traditional areas of theory and experiment, numeric simulation tools are now becoming into a third instrument for use in scientific research. As the complexity of interrelationships - for example in meteorology, genome research, and the interaction of individual molecules - cannot always be duplicated in experimental set-ups, modern scientific research is increasingly resorting to the simulation techniques used in information technology and mathematics. The advancement of these is the main interest of the research focus "Computer-based Research Methods in the Natural Sciences". ...
In a competitive selection process with external expertise under the auspices of the University’s Gutenberg Research College (GRC), the following nine so-called Research Units (High Potentials) were selected for their specific potential for interdisciplinary research. From 2014 to 2016, they are being financially supported by the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Science, Continuing Education, and Cultural Affairs.