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Pan-European training in computational cosmology: modelling cosmic structures

Objective

European scientists lead the world in the modelling of the formation of cosmic structures using computer simulations. The objective of the CosmoComp proposal is to reinforce Europe's world standing in this field by training the next generation of computational cosmologists. CosmoComp builds on and extends existing research collaborations between major European centres, and has a global element with links to Latin America and the Far East. New training capacity will be developed through the network activities, which will benefit early stage researchers from across Europe, beyond the network members. We propose a series of ground breaking ``grand-challenge'' simulations which use the state of the art numerical techniques in the subject on some of the largest supercomputers available in Europe. Sun Microsystems and Microsoft will actively participate in our training programme, ensuring that CosmoComp will prepare young people for a research career in academia or industry.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/computer hardware/supercomputer
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/physical cosmology

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 990 212,50
Administrative Contact
Wendy Harle (Ms.)

Participants (9)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 800 346,57
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Scheiner (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 530 847,49
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ton Brouwer (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 533 246,97
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 312 292,09
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rossana Dowsett (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 312 292,09
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 531 161,47
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Teresa Grione (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 508 911,85
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Judas (Ms.)
SHANGHAI ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY - CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 75 751,04
Address
Nandan Road 80
200030 Shanghai
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Xianwen Lu (Mr.)
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 51 553,42
Address
Godoy Cruz 2290
C1425FQB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patricia Tissera (Dr.)