STIMULATE Consortium Composition

The consortium includes seven public universities (BUW, RWTH, HUB, HU, UCY, UNIFE and UTOV) and one non-profit private research institute (CyI) who will give joint triple degrees. In addition, three academic, non-profit research organizations, DESY, CING and FZJ, and three non-academic private companies, namely MAGWEL, IBM-Zurich and NVIDIA will complement the training of the ESRs providing secondments and contributing to the workshops and lectures.

Combined, the consortium is scientifically excellent:

  1. BUW and HUB are leading groups in mathematical modeling and numerical analysis;
  2. UNIFE, CyI, DESY and FZJ are leading academic nodes in simulation and data science, HPC technologies and code development complemented by NVIDIA, IBM and MAGWEL which will bring the industrial setting;
  3. UTOV, UCY, CyI, DESY and BUW have world renowned groups in lattice QCD and code development;
  4. UTOV, UNIFE, RWTH and HUB have pioneered a wide range of developments in CFD. UTOV has two ERC grants in turbulence one of which is held by the WP2 leader (NewTURN);
  5. RWTH, HU, FZJ, CyI and CING cover a wide spectrum of applications in biological systems and neuroscience. A complete list of the consortium is shown below.

PhD awarding Institutions

Academic partners

Non-academic partners

The academic partners have many years of experience in research and education with well-established groups in the scientific areas of this project. The research institutes FZJ and CyI both host supercomputers and prototype computers (such as GPU and Xeon Phi clusters), while DESY is a Tier-1 for particle physics. All three have research groups with a unifying interest in simulation and data science. These research institutes have developed links to industry that help bridge the knowledge gap between academia and industry, theory and application. Examples are the NVIDIA Application Lab at FZJ, jointly operated by FZJ and NIVIDIA, focusing on enabling scientific applications for GPU-based architectures, and common research activities between HUB and MAGWEL on optimization of power circuits. The ability to translate science into applications is a crucial component of the industrial partners that we will seek to transfer to the fellows and makes them an indispensable part of the program.