Professor Richard Kenway has been appointed Chair of the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee (SSC).
PRACE is building a Europe-wide research infrastructure that will use the region’s most advanced computing technologies to support scientific breakthroughs across all disciplines. The Scientific Steering Committee advises the PRACE enterprise on all scientific and technical matters, with particular responsibility for overseeing the peer review process for the allocation of PRACE resources.
"We need to adopt a cross-disciplinary approach in which computer scientists, mathematicians and applications specialists work together."
Professor Kenway said: “The pursuit of scientific excellence above all else will be key to our success, both to justify continued investment by the PRACE partners and to ensure Europe remains competitive in exploiting strategically vital HPC technologies. We need to adopt a cross-disciplinary approach in which computer scientists, mathematicians and applications specialists work together. I foresee the gaps between disciplines closing as we tackle the big problems of science, and the exploitation of HPC technologies will be in the vanguard of this multi-disciplinary research.”
Professor Kenway is Head of the School of Physics & Astronomy, Tait Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Edinburgh and Chairman of EPCC.