Computational science

Computational science is a discipline concerned with the design, implementation and use of mathematical models to analyse and solve scientific problems. Typically, the term refers to the use of computers to perform simulations or numerical analysis of a scientific system or process.


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  • News and Views |

    A hybrid analogue–digital computing system based on memristive devices is capable of solving classic control problems with potentially a lower energy consumption and higher speed than fully digital systems.

    • Sam Green
    •  & James B. Aimone
  • News and Views |

    Privacy regulations for online platforms allow users to control their personal data. But what happens when our private attributes or behaviour can be inferred without our personal data? Researchers reveal that the behaviour of individuals is predictable using only the information provided by their friends in an online social network.

    • David Garcia
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Artificial intelligence is set to rival the human mind, just as the engine did the horse. José Hernández-Orallo looks at how we compare cognitive performance.

    • José Hernández-Orallo
    Nature Physics 15, 106