Advanced computer based research, such as the handling of large data sets and the use of high performance computers for simulations and calculations, is an integral part of scientific research today, commonly known as e-Science. e-Science is complementary to the traditional means of doing research by experiments and theoretical reasoning.
The Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC) is formed by the four universities Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (KTH), Stockholms universitet (SU), Karolinska institutet (KI) and Linköpings universitet (LiU) around the two largest high performance computing centers in Sweden, the National Supercomputer Centre (NSC) at LiU and PDC at KTH, as well as the visualization centers Visualization Center C in Norrköping and the VIC studio at KTH. This strategic research area (SRA) funded by Vetenskapsrådet (VR) brings together a core of nationally leading IT research teams (tool makers) and leading scientists in selected strategic application areas focusing on:
2. Research in core e-Science methods through the e-Science communities in collaboration with the computer experts at PDC and NSC.
3. Closer collaboration between PDC/NSC, and a substantial increase in advanced support staff, which are turning the centers into comprehensive e-Science enablers.
4. Collaboration with industry and society.
5. Promoting and developing e-Science education at the partner universities.