RSS-Feed der News Beschreibung de RSS-Feed der News Beschreibung TYPO3 - get.content.right Mon, 08 Jan 2018 07:02:00 +0100 CCCS Website Shutdown March 20th, 2018, the CCCS website will be suspended. The Typo-3 format has reached it's lifetime and all Typo-3 based websites, such as our's, will be shut-down due to savety concerns by the IT-services.]]> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 07:02:00 +0100 Quantum Machine Learning ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Prof. von Lilienfeld Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:03:00 +0100 On Gravitational Waves [in German] Physics: Beginning of a Multi-Messenger-Era Erstmals ist es gelungen, die Gravitationswellen sowie elektromagnetische Strahlung nachzuweisen, die beim Verschmelzen zweier Neutronensterne entstehen. Sterne entstehen häufiger als Doppel- bzw. Mehrfachsysteme denn als Einzelgänger. Je nach ihrer Ausgangsmasse endet ihre Entwicklung als Weißer Zwerg, Neutronenstern oder Schwarzes Loch. Beim Umkreisen strahlt das System Energie in Form von Gravitations-wellen ab, sodass die Umlauffrequenz ansteigt und sich der Abstand verringert – bis hin zur möglichen Kollision oder zum Verschmelzen (Merger). Während sich Neutronensterne, verbunden mit einer Supernovaexplosion, etwa 10 Millionen Jahre nach der Geburt des Sterns bilden, erwartet man aufgrund von Messreihen den Merger des ersten 1974 gefundenen Doppel-Neutronensternsystems nach etwa 100 Millionen Jahren. Ein Ziel der Advanced LIGO Detektoren in Hanford und Livingston (Entfernung etwa 3000 km) war es, die anwachsende Intensität der Gravitationswellen zu beobachten, die bei abnehmendem Abstand entweichen – verbunden mit einer drastischen Verkürzung der Umlaufzeit kurz vor der Verschmelzung. Mit den zwei aufeinander senkrecht stehenden Armen der Interferometer lassen sich die winzigen Längenunterschiede nachweisen, die beim Durchlauf von Gravitationswellen auftreten. Dies gelang erstmals 2015 für den Merger zweier Schwarzer Löcher. Quelle: Physik Journal 16 (2017) Nr. 12, Seiten 20-22.
Gabriel Matinez-Pinedo, Brian D. Metzger, Friedrich-Karl Thielemann]]>
CCCS Interna Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:06:05 +0100
Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) PASC 2018 hosted in Basel scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing. PASC18, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), will be held at the Congress Center Basel in Basel, Switzerland, from July 2 to 4, 2018. 

PASC18 welcomes submissions that demonstrate innovative research in scientific computing related to the following scientific domains:
  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Life Sciences
  • Physics 
  • Climate and Weather
  • Solid Earth Dynamics 
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
  • Emerging Applications Domains (e.g. Social Sciences, Finance, …)

Conference Chairs:

  • Florina Ciorba (University of Basel, Switzerland)
  • Erik Lindahl (Stockholm University)

Deadlines are rapidly approaching!

We would like to remind you that the deadlines for minisymposia and paper submissions are rapidly approaching.

Minisymposia: January 7, 2018
Papers: January 19, 2018
Posters: February 4, 2018

We look forward to receiving your contributions through the conference online submissions portal]]>
CCCS Interna Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0100
Sozial Sciences Research-Lab "Basel Behavioral Research Center" Basel Behavioral Research Centers: Call for study participants Basel Behavioral Research Center (BBRC) of the University of Basel is a social sciences related research-lab by the faculties of Psychology and Business- & Economics (WWZ). Both students as well as non-academic individuals can participate in the studies. Some studies offer a reward for the participants (money or vouchers). At present (fall term 2017), the guidelines as well as online procedures of the studies are available in German only. However, should you wish to participate, please feel free to contact the study designers and check if an English version is available, too. Further information (in German) is available via the BBRC-Webseite.]]> CCCS Interna Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:26:51 +0200 European co-design for exascale applications H2020: Launch of EuroExa EuroExa project proposes a ground-breaking design for mind-blowing results: over four times more performance and four times more energy efficiency than today’s High-Performance Computing platforms. Supercomputing, or high-performance computing (HPC), is a branch of computing that deals with scientific, engineering and societal problems that require huge computational resources. These problems are so big, that one has to divide them up in smaller pieces, distribute and run them onto a vast number of computing units and then rebuild from partial solutions the final global solution. Simulating a fusion reactor, testing airplane designs or predicting the weather are examples of such problems. As such it is critical for both Europe's capability to excel in research, for industrial innovation and competitiveness and the data economy. Without world-class HPC facilities, Europe will not achieve its ambition of becoming a vibrant research area and economy and will lose out to China, the US and Japan. The next challenge in HPC is to develop machines that are capable of exascale performance within the next 5 to 7 years. There is a staggering amount of computing power in an exascale supercomputer: it is comparable to joining the computing power of all the cell phones of the entire population in the European Union. However, achieving HPC leadership is not just about amassing computing power in one machine. Increasingly, it will depend on the ability to design machines that are closely suited to a specific scientific, engineering and societal problems. There are multiple and complex research questions that have to be dealt with when designing such machines, not least the electricity consumption. If built today, an exascale supercomputer would consume about the equivalent in energy of 150000 households! This is clearly not affordable. EuroEXA is one of the two latest Research & Innovation Actions that will contribute to this challenge. It builds on previous European high-performance computing projects and partnerships and brings together the focus of European industrial SMEs. The project results will be demonstrated on an integrated and operational prototype with a rich mix of key applications from across climate/weather, physics/energy and life-science/bioinformatics domains. Further information is provided via]]> CCCS Interna Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:12:35 +0200 “Big Data & Big Compute”, July 2nd - 4th, 2018 PASC18 Conference in Basel PASC18 conference will be held from July 2nd - 4th, 2018, in Basel, Switzerland. The beautiful and historic city of Basel is situated on the Rhine river at the border with France and Germany. It is the oldest university city in Switzerland and is regarded as one of Europe’s leading teaching and research locations for life sciences, medical research, energy engineering and cultural studies. PASC18 will be chaired by Profs. Florina Ciorba (University of Basel) and Erik Lindahl (Stockholm University, Sweden). The conference will focus on  “Big Data & Big Compute” and the challenge of exposing massive and heterogeneous parallelism in scientific problems. For more information, please visit the conference website! On behalf of the PASC18 organisers,
Profs. Ciorba and Lindahl]]>
CCCS Interna Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:51:22 +0200
Support for individual, trans-national fellowships at postdoc level H2020 Marie Curie Individual Fellowships Open Call (deadline 14.09.2017) Objectives The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here. It also develops or helps to restart the careers of individual researchers that show great potential, considering their experience.


Support is foreseen for individual, trans-national fellowships awarded to the best or most promising researchers of any nationality, for employment in EU Member States or Associated Countries. It is based on an application made jointly by the researcher and the beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sectors. Only one proposal per individual researcher will be evaluated! Submission deadline: September 14th, 5pm!! Link to the H2020 Marie Curie Fellowship Call Website]]>
Doktoratsprogramm in CS Wed, 05 Jul 2017 14:47:01 +0200
High Performance Computing 2017 Call H2020 HPC Open Call The two high-performance computing (HPC) topics for 2017 will address software, data storage, mathematics and algorithms, as well as HPC community-structuring activities (roadmaps, liaising with other communities). Submission deadline: 26.09.2017 Link for complementary information via the EC R&I website]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 07:43:23 +0200 Transition CCCS -> RNCS in a nutshell Lounch of Research Network 'Computational Sciences' Research Network Computational Sciences (RNCS). The RNCS will replace the previous 'Competence Center Computational Sciences' (CCCS); the focus of the new network is on science only.
Interested parties from the university of Basel, the ETH D-BSSE, the FHNW as well as from other research oriented institutions or companies are cordially invited to join the platform. Prof. Dr. O.A. von Lilienfeld, lead PI, is happy to answer your questions or to provide additional information regarding strategic goals of the RNCS or available seed funds. His contact details are: phone 061 207 3845, [].

RNCS in a nutshell:

  • The RNCS will replace the CCCS in summer 2017
  • Proposed focal areas are:
    - Machine Learning (ML) / Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    - High-Performance Computing (HPC)
    - Personalized Medicine
  • The RNCS will support proposals which aim to lever third party funds
    (e.g. SNF SINERGIA proposals with 2-4 PIs)
  • Seed funding will be provided according to a 'first come, first serve' scheme
  • Aim is to establish 'Computational Sciences' in the structure- and development plan 2021-2025 of the university
If you were interested or you have any questions related with the RNCS, please contact Prof. Dr. O.A. von Lilienfeld. He is happy to assist you (contact details further above). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SNF NFP-75 "Big Data" proposals by applicants of the University of Basel, approved 2016:

  • Prof. S. Gless: Legal Challenges in Big Data. Allocating Benefits, Averting Risks.
    Proposes to investigate legal questions related to and exemplified with autonomous driving.
  • Prof. H. Harbrecht: Big Data for Computational Chemistry: Unified machine learning and sparse grid combination technique for quantum based molecular design.
    The proposed project is about making quantum level predictions in chemical space (which is big) faster using sparse grid techniques.
  • Prof. V. Roth: weObserve: Integrating Citizen Observers and High Throughput Sensing Devices for Big Data Collection, Integration, and Analysis.
    Analysis of EU wide meteo radar data containing records on bird migration and geographical movements.
  • Prof. B.S. Elger: Ethical and legal regulation of Big Data research - towards a sensible and efficient use of electronic health records and social media data.
    Related with surveys of citizens questioned about the role of Big Data (i.e. "meta-Big-Data").

CCCS Interna Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:24:27 +0200