Five million euro for computational science infrastructure
Kick-off E-CAM consortium on 20 October
Together with 17 European universities and research centers the Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling (ACMM) will develop a European research infrastructure in computational science. Their E-CAM consortium was recently awarded almost five million euro as an infrastructural (E-Infra) grant within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. E-CAM started 1 October, the ceremonial kick-off will be held 20 October.
E-CAM will create, develop and sustain a European infrastructure for computational science applied to simulation and modelling of materials and of biological processes of industrial and societal importance. Three main E-CAM activities will be
- development, testing, maintenance, and dissemination of robust software modules targeted at end-user needs;
- advanced training of current and future academic and industrial researchers able to exploit these capabilities;
- multidisciplinary, coordinated, top-level applied consultancy to industrial end-users (both large multinationals and SMEs).
Building on the existing network of 15 CECAM centres across Europe, E-CAM will create a distributed, sustainable centre for simulation and modelling at and across the atomic, molecular and continuum scales. E-CAM has a 60 month duration, involves 48 staff years of effort, received funding from the EC of €4,836,897 and has a total budget of €5,836,897.
The ACMM is a interuniversity center for theory and multiscale modeling in chemistry, physics and biology. It was established by the Computational Chemistry and Physics group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam; the Division of Theoretical Chemistry at the VU University Amsterdam; and the Theoretical Biophysics group at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF).
Together with the Lorentz Center Leiden (LC) the ACMM forms the Dutch node of CECAM, the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire. CECAM is a distributed European centre in fundamental research on advanced computational methods and their application to important problems in frontier areas of science and technology.