Computers, Mathematics and Simulation will dominate an international symposium held in Kiruna, starting Monday, August 15, which Luleå University of Technology is hosting, in collaboration with Lund University. For large space-related, high-tech projects qualified facts is needed before starting, as the projects are becoming larger and more expensive
- This is especially true for space-related design, as it is often difficult to test the system early in realistic conditions, and mathematical modeling is what is needed to verify in advance that a system will work as planned, says Anita Enmark, senior lecturer at Luleå University of Technology, member of organisationcommitte, along with a colleague from the University of Lund.
The trend is super fast and there is a greater need for communication between scientists and various research organizations in the space field. This applies eg for satellites and for extremely large ground-based telescopes where more exchange is required. The symposium will include participants representing large ground-based telescopes including the American project, Thirty Meter Telescope, the Giant Magellan Telescope, operated by an international consortium, and the European Extremely Large Telescope.
Computers have become more powerful, mathematics has been developed and integrated models have been created. It is these models that will be the focus of the symposium in Kiruna. There are several reasons why the symposium beeing held in Kiruna, but the key reason is that many space-related activities are established in the city, including LTU:s spacemaster education, Institute of Space Physics, EISCAT and Esrange Space Center