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Prof. Paolo Carloni, Ph.D.
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.04.2015 to 31.03.2019
EU contribution:
3.723.916,32 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 642069.  


High Performance Computing in Life Sciences, Engineering And Physics


Progress in computers and algorithms in the last years has made numerical simulation and modelling a key research methodology in both academia and industry, which in turn drives exascale computing in order to maintain excellence in research and innovation. A disruptive evolution in computer technologies is required for attaining exascale performances in the coming years bringing challenges that urgently need to be addressed across science and engineering fields. Therefore new interdisciplinary strategies are required in order to educate the next generation of scientists to address such challenges enabling them to be at the forefront of their respective research fields. Instead of the traditional domain-specific training, integrated approaches are needed that can be best implemented by collaborative networks of universities, research institutes and industrial partners. We propose a highly interdisciplinary joint doctorate program realized by bringing together world-leading experts in applied mathematics, high performance computing technologies, particle and nuclear physics, fluid dynamics and life sciences to appropriately train researchers in Europe to exploit high performance computing, advance science and promote innovation.


  • The Cycprus Institute, Cyprus (Coordinator)
  • Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Germany
  • University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy
  • Università degli studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy