Center for Computational Science
Founded in 1990, the Center for Computational Science (CCS) connects BU computational scientists to support collaborations across departments and colleges. Enabling the cross-fertilization of new computational ideas and methodologies, the CCS serves as a conduit for collaborations between experimental researchers who are synthesizing and collecting real-world data and computational researchers and expertise in model building, simulation, and analysis.
In 2016, the center hosted the CCS Lecture Series, which included four high-profile lectures that featured broad, widely accessible presentations by world-leading scientists. By focusing on fewer but broader topics, rather than competing with the proliferation of focused sub-discipline seminars, the series was much more effective in bringing together different communities.
Additionally, CCS hosted its first Visiting Research Professor, Gerhard Stock, from the Institute of Physics at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg in Germany. The idea behind this new CCS program is to identify an area where BU has world-leading expertise in computational science; identify visitors with strong, complementary research programs; and invite them for a visiting professorship to develop new collaborative projects. The focus area will rotate annually to provide growth opportunities in different areas of computational science.