Stony Brook University held a grand opening for the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), a $20-million supported 6,000 square-foot facility with the mission to make sustained advances in the science of computation and its applications to complex problems in many fields. The IACS fosters a collaborative environment, with a vision that by 2017 it will be an internationally recognized center with research and education programs and a demonstrated economic benefit to New York State. Stony Brook University leadership, IACS faculty, students and public officials attended the event.
The establishment of the IACS was made possible by a transformational $10 million anonymous donation plus matching funds from the Simons Foundation for a total of $20 million in philanthropic support.
“The creation of the IACS is consistent with Stony Brook’s mission to encourage the untethered pursuit of scientific discovery among our faculty to better understand our world and universe,” said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, Stony Brook University President. “The collaborative academic and industry-related work that will take place at the Institute will push and advance basic science research at Stony Brook and bring forth new ideas and breakthrough discoveries.”