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Pan-European training in computational cosmology: modelling cosmic structures

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238356

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 646 615,49

  • EU contribution

    € 4 646 615,49

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

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.
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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

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 530 847,49

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 533 246,97

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 312 292,09

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 312 292,09

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 531 161,47

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 508 911,85

SHANGHAI ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY - CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

EU Contribution

€ 75 751,04

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 51 553,42

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238356

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 646 615,49

  • EU contribution

    € 4 646 615,49

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom