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Research Areas

Modelling and simulation of real processes with the aid of computer resources is an ongoing central topic in an ever increasing number of research areas. Concepts such as Industry 4.0 or stress or capacity tests for critical infrastructures (e.g. railroad stations) manifest the steadily increasing social and industrial relevance of the topic of modeling and simulation.

SWZ combines cross-institutional and cross-application methodological knowledge and expertise in the field of modelling and simulation, contributes to international visibility in research with the conference series "International Workshop on Simulation Science", supports the institutes with best practice knowledge and research infrastructure in the field of modelling and simulation, and makes the know-how available to users in the form of technology transfer offers.

In form and content the Simulation Science Center Clausthal / Göttingen focus on simulation methodology and its applications. Therefore, the integrated SWZ research groups at Clausthal University of Technology and University of Göttingen work together on simulation methods and their applications within the scientific domains of mutual interest.

Current research topics of the Simulation Science Center Clausthal-Göttingen are dedicated to the following research areas:

These research areas can be allocated below more general focus e.g. methodological aspects. But underlining the inclusive idea as a Center such categorization is being unconsidered.

However, the methodological aspects of research remain as affiliating and superior elements. For example, high-performance computing (HPC) which is a novel topic in simulation applications which require an extremely high processing power and/or storage capacity. Applications for HPC are available in the different areas of natural and technical sciences, e.g. astro- and particle physics, aviation, chemistry, fluid mechanics, genetics, meteorology and climatology, solid state physics, system biology, virtual and augmented reality, etc.