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School of computational science aims to integrates different branches of science, engineering, information technology and mathematics and to develop new approaches to solve problems. Along with computer and software technology, the science of computation is increasingly seen as playing a pivotal role across all scientific disciplines. The school aims to meet growing need for the trained young scientists in advanced algorithms, methodologies and techniques related to the use of computers.

Simulation and mathematical modelling will power the 21st century the way steam powered the 19th.
WILLIAM PRESS
Harvard University
Author of Numerical Recipes

The history of computing is closely linked with development of mathematical models in the physical sciences including physics and chemistry and more recently, biology. Today, computer modeling is increasingly understood to be the third “leg”, along with theory and experimentation, of the tripod that forms the foundation of research in the mathematical and physical sciences.

This close association between the sciences and computing has seen the recent emergence of the cross-discipline known as Computational Science. This discipline is concerned with the discovery and implementation of new mathematical techniques, algorithms, and methodologies for solving problems that range from pure science to applied areas like drug design, finance, and manufacturing design. The application of computation to chemistry, for example, has led to the nascent field of computational chemistry, which has found many applications in the design of pharmaceuticals.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 November 2010 22:41  
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