Along with theory and experimentation, computer simulation has become the third mode of scientific discovery. Tools like finite element analysis and uncertainty propagation allow our researchers to explore new frontiers in fluid dynamics, heat transfer, bioengineering, combustion, nanotechnology, materials modeling, design, and so much more. Using the data from thousands of simulations, they can construct models that will ultimately benefit people in real-world situations.
And there's no better place to explore that science than Purdue. We hosted the first computer science department in the country in 1962, and today, one of the top research supercomputer clusters in the country allows Purdue researchers to explore any possibility they can imagine.