The CCS is concerned with many aspects of theoretical and computational science, from chemistry and physics to materials, life and biomedical sciences as well as informatics. We explore these domains through high performance, data intensive, supercomputing and distributed (grid/cloud) computing.
Our different computational techniques span time and length-scales from the macro-, through the meso- and to the nano- and microscales. We are committed to studying new approaches and techniques that bridge these scales.
Gary Davies and Peter Coveney have published a paper in Advanced Materials on "Assembling Ellipsoidal Particles at Fluid Interfaces using Switchable Dipolar Capillary Interactions". You can read more about the article here.
The CCS's research on computing patient-specific HIV treatment methods has appeared in a Huffington Post article on "Computing a Cure for HIV: 9 Ways Supercomputers Help Scientists Understand and Treat the Virus" (our research features at #7 in the list). NSF have noted that the article is one of their most popular in recent months.
The Centre for Computational Science has been awarded fellowship and visitor funds from UCLQ for a project titled "New Directions in Quantum Simulation for Quantum Chemistry". The project is a collaboration between Peter Love of Harvard University and Peter Coveney of UCL.
Peter Coveney, Sergey Karabasov, Dmitry Nerukh, Alfons Hoekstra, and Bastien Chopard have edited a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, titled "￼Multiscale systems in fluids and soft matter: approaches, numerics and applications". The issue will be available online from June 30th 2014.
"Computational Biomedicine" has been published by Oxford University Press. The textbook was edited by Peter Coveney, Vanessa Díaz-Zuccarini, Peter Hunter, and Marco Viceconti. The book is available here. See the cover image below:
Derek Groen and Peter Coveney have appeared in an article in The Independant. The article, titled "Computer simulation could become 'integral' in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease by the end of the century", can be found here.
Miguel O. Bernabeu, Timm Krüger (University of Edinburgh), and Peter Coveney secured funding from ARCHER, UK’s national supercomputing service, to implement advanced models of rheology and oxygen transport in HemeLB. HemeLB is an open source, parallel, lattice-Boltzmann blood flow simulator currently developed at the CCS. This project wil be undertaken in collaboration with UCL's Research Software Development Team.