The Institut für Numerische Simulation of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is devoted to the design and implementation of computational tools for scientific applications. We develop novel numerical techniques for the simulation of e.g. chemical, physical, engineering and economic processes. Our research and development activities are application driven.
The INS's core competencies include high performance scientific computing, numerical mathematics, computational chemistry and physics, as well as financial engineering. We conduct collaborative scientific investigations which require the power of high performance computers and the efficiency of modern computational methods.
Computational investigations now constitute a "third scientific methodology", distinct from traditional theory and experiment. This non-traditional approach to problem solving requires a cooperative multidisciplinary atmosphere that is conducive to research across traditional academic boundaries. Expert researchers in many fields, including mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, computer science, and the algorithmic implications of advanced computing architectures, work together to further the mission of the INS.
The INS cooperates with many different national and international research centers, computational as well as theoretical and experimental researchers, to foster the interdisciplinary exchange and scientific advance.