About the CECAM-UK Node
06 Feb 2019









CECAM: CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire) was founded in Paris in 1969 by Dr Carl Moser. It is an organization devoted to the promotion of fundamental research on advanced computational methods and to their application to important problems in frontier areas of science and technology. As the name suggests, the traditional focus of CECAM has been atomistic and molecular simulations, applied to the physics and chemistry of condensed matter. Over the last twenty years, powerful advances in computer hardware and software have supported the extension of these methods to a wide range of problems in materials science, biology and medicinal chemistry.

UKRI: (UKRI) UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish in the UK (https://www.ukri.org). UKRI (formerly known as Research Councils UK) is an independent organisation with the main focus on research and innovation  which is mainly funded through the Science Budget by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

STFC: STFC (The Science and Technology Facilities Counci) (http://www.stfc.ac.uk), is one of UKRI’s nine publicly funded Research Councils responsible for supporting, co-ordinating and promoting research, innovation and skills development. STFC hosts world class experimental (Diamond, ISIS, and CLF - the national synchrotron, neutron, and laser facilities) and computational facilities (Hartree Centre for high performance computing and data-intensive science capabilities) in the UK, and enables access to leading international science facilities (ESRF, ILL, CERN, among others), with more than 3,500 users each year, carrying out more than 2,000 experiments and generating around 900 publications. A world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, STFC supports an academic community of over 1,000 who work at more than 80 universities and research institutes in the UK, Europe, Japan and the United States, including a rolling cohort of more than 700 PhD students. STFC’s Scientific Computing Department (SCD), which will be primarily involved in the project, provides large-scale computing resources and expertise in scientific computing and information technology to the STFC science programme and its partners within UK and worldwide. The Department has about 170 staff and holds about 40 Petabytes of scientific data and runs several High Performance Computers.

Contact: Petit, Leon (STFC,DL,SC)