The German Research School for Simulation Sciences is a joint graduate school of RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich. Our aim is to train the next generation of computational scientists and engineers. Combining the specific strengths of our founders in the fields of science, engineering, and high-performance computing in an unprecedented, synergistic manner, we provide a unique environment for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and education in the applications and methods of simulation in science and engineering. Equipped with dedicated modern facilities in Aachen and on the Jülich campus, and privileged access to world-class computing and visualization resources, the mission of our school is to offer advanced interdisciplinary graduate training programs.
These comprise a Master's as well as a doctoral program. Our four laboratories, two in Aachen, two in Jülich, offer a wide range of research opportunities. Furthermore, about 40 research groups and institutes in Aachen and Jülich are associated with the German Research School and are currently involved in research with intensive use of computer simulation techniques. Simultaneously, the scientists make great efforts to advance existing methods and to develop new techniques and simulation tools. All research groups have access to the most advanced computing equipment like massively parallel supercomputers or advanced visualization methods.
The German Research School for Simulation Sciences has been officially founded end of October 2007 in the legal form of a GmbH (limited liability company) by the two partners RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich. We are funded in equal parts by the following five partners:
• Federal Republic of Germany (BMBF)
• Federal State of North Rhine-Westfalia (MIWFT)
• Helmholtz Association
• RWTH Aachen University
• Forschungszentrum Jülich