CDCS Opening symposium



Notkestraße 85, 22607 Hamburg
Marie Tolkiehn (CDCS)

The inaugural symposium of the Center for Data and Computing in Natural Sciences (CDCS) is scheduled from 26-28 April 2022 on the Science City Hamburg Bahrenfeld (SCHB) campus, in Hamburg, Germany.

The theme of the symposium will be "Data Science for Cross-Disciplinary Research", which will bring together ~150 computational scientists in the fields of physics, biology and engineering in a discussion of how computational methods can be used in these multidisciplinary fields, and bring opportunities for new collaborations.

Sofia Vallecorsa, an expert in Machine Learning and Quantum Computing at CERN openlab, will be the opening keynote speaker. 

The CDCS is a new interdisciplinary joint facility of the Universität HamburgDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), and the Hamburg University of Technology, that aims to combine scientific research with state-of-the-art information technology. 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 SCHB in the field of computation. The CDCS symposium is projected to present the latest advances in the participating research groups of the CDCS, as well as a venue for new collaborations and unconventional, cross-disciplinary problem solving.


Sponsors and funders

JHS Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung, Gleichstellung und Bezirke  


Organising committee chair: Dr. Marie Tolkiehn