In the natural sciences, research in many areas is based on the collection and analysis of large, complex and, in recent years, drastically increasing amounts of data. This is due to the increasing automation of experimental research, the digitalisation of complex technical systems and the growing importance of simulations. These challenges can only be met by closely linking the natural sciences with methodologically oriented research in computer science and applied mathematics. For this reason, the Center for Data and Computing in Natural Sciences (CDCS) is being established for research in Science City Bahrenfeld (SCB) - from basic and structural research to systems biology - in cooperation with the University of Hamburg (UHH), the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) and the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). The CDCS initially consists of four application-focused, interdisciplinary laboratories (CDLs), which are supported by a Computer Science Core Unit. The CDLs focus on the following areas: Computational Astro and Particle Physics - Computational Photon Science - Computational Systems Biology - Computational Controls of Accelerators. The aim is to significantly strengthen the conditions for excellent research at the SCB in the field of digitization.
The establishment of the CDCS is financially supported with funds from the State Research Funding 'Hamburg X' (funding code LFF-HHX-03).