The aim of the MSCJ center is to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching in the field of data-driven and simulation-based sciences, primarily with connecting factors to the natural sciences as well as the mathematics and computer science, including the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
In the past, scientific progress was made exclusively on the basis of experiments and observation as well as theoretical reasoning. The advent of powerful computers has led to an extension of this traditional epistemology by two novel paradigms: data-driven science succinctly summarized under the motif Knowledge from data, and simulation science, based on the principle Data from knowledge. The MSCJ builds upon these paradigms and combines them into a common structure. It regards the potential for connecting the two innovative areas as a highly promising topic and intends to use the synergistic effects resulting from the complementary competencies of the two paradigms in an optimal way. The combination of data-driven and simulation science gives rise to a tripartite structure of the MSCJ, with the components ‘Data-Driven Science’, ‘Simulation Science’ and ‘Data-Model Integration’.
Further Information is found at www.mscj.uni-jena.de.