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Just as astronomy is not about telescopes, computational science is not solely about computers.

Telescopes are tools astronomers utilize to discover and investigate new concepts. Similarly, high-performance computers are tools scientists from a wide range of fields use to discover and investigate new concepts in physics, biology, chemistry and other subjects. This growing computational science discipline provides new ways to see things that haven’t been seen before and to see known things from new perspectives. It is not computer science – the study and development of computers and software – but the application of computers for science.

Computational scientists create mathematical models and simulations of physical, biological and chemical phenomena and systems, which allow them to better understand these subjects and predict their behavior. Such research has made computational science a third pillar of science, along with theory and experimentation.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-03-18 16:06:29
Description Just as astronomy is not about telescopes, computational science is not solely about computers.

Telescopes are tools astronomers utilize to discover and investigate new concepts. Similarly, high-performance computers are tools scientists from a wide range of fields use to discover and investigate new concepts in physics, biology, chemistry and other subjects. This growing computational science discipline provides new ways to see things that haven’t been seen before and to see known things from new perspectives. It is not computer science – the study and development of computers and software – but the application of computers for science.

Computational scientists create mathematical models and simulations of physical, biological and chemical phenomena and systems, which allow them to better understand these subjects and predict their behavior. Such research has made computational science a third pillar of science, along with theory and experimentation.
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-03-18 16:02:47
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Date Record Checked: 2009-03-18 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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