Computational Sciences: The Third Pillar of Empirical Science

Rainald Lohner

For hundreds of years, empirical sciences as we know them today were based on either direct measurement of objects (or scaled models) or on simple analytic solutions of partial differential equations. The advent of supercomputers in the 1980s added a third option: computational sciences. The talk explores the origin, outlook and consequences of this third pillar of the empirical sciences.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen