The Simulation Sciences at the University of Stuttgart
When the Stuttgart Centre for Simulation Sciences (SC SimTech) was founded in 2015, it was anchored in the State Higher Education Act by a special legislative act. Ever since, the Centre has been a key unit of the University of Stuttgart. It forms the institutional and organizational framework for research in the SimTech Cluster of Excellence and warrants for the sustainable, long-term presence of simulation research in Stuttgart.
The Centre is analogous to a faculty and therefore enjoys the same rights. It is authorized to conduct its own PhD programmes and houses the study programme. SC SimTech is governed like a faculty by its own general assembly.
The members of the Centre for Simulation Sciences come from different faculties of the University of Stuttgart. The length of their membership is limited, making the Centre a dynamic organization entity with changing teams.
The Centre is managed by its Executive Board, which corresponds to the Board of Directors of the SimTech Cluster of Excellence.
The General Assembly of the Centre for Simulation Sciences deliberates on all Centre affairs. The General Assembly must approve all organizational and development plans as well as study programme and examination regulations.
Among the duties of the Scientific Advisory Board are evaluating the scientific development of the Centre, advising on the subject-matter and technological focus and recommendations for setting up new research facilities. The board nominates Fellows for the Centre to the rector of the University of Stuttgart for possible appointment.
Current members of the Scientific Advisory Council
Prof. Dr. Dr. Franz-Josef Brüggemeier
Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz
Institut für Informatik, TU München
Dr. Siegfried Dais
Helmholtz-Gesellschaft, Sitz Bonn
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Wolfgang Ehlers
Institut für Mechanik (Bauwesen), Universität Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Thomas Ertl
Institut für Visualisierung und Interaktive Systeme, Universität Stuttgart
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Hasse
Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik, TU Kaiserslautern
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Herbert Mang
Institut für Mechanik der Werkstoffe und Strukturen, Technische Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. Volker Mehrmann
Institut für Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Nicole Radde
Institut für Systemtheorie und Regelungstechnik, Universität Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Horst Simon
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
Prof. Dr. Hans-Rainer Trebin
Institut für Theoretische und Angewandte Physik, Universität Stuttgart
Prof. Mary F. Wheeler
University of Texas at Austin