The Center for Data and Computing in Natural Sciences (CDCS) is an interdisciplinary cooperation among the German Electron Synchrotron DESY, Universität Hamburg, and the Hamburg University of Technology.
In the newly emerging Science City Bahrenfeld, it combines scientific research with state-of-the-art information technology. The CDCS is a project of the Landesforschungsförderung Hamburg X (funding code LFF-HHX-03).
The CDCS initially consists of four application-focused, cross-disciplinary laboratories (CDLs), which are supported by a Computational Core Unit (CCU). The CDLs focus on the following areas:
- Computational Astro and Particle Physics
- Computational Photon Science
- Computational Systems Biology
- Computational Controls of Accelerators.
The overall aim is to significantly strengthen the conditions for excellent research at the SCB in the field of computation.