Simula Research Laboratory

by Thinking Constantly about it

  • Aslak Tveito
  • Are Magnus Bruaset
  • Olav Lysne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. The Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dana Mackenzie
      Pages 7-15
    3. Aslak Tveito, Marianne M. Sundet
      Pages 17-28
    4. Bjarne Røsjø
      Pages 29-32
    5. Hans Petter Langtangen, Olav Lysne
      Pages 33-35
    6. J. F. Kaiser
      Pages 37-60
    7. Marianne M. Sundet, Bjarne Røsjø
      Pages 61-76
    8. Bjarne Røsjø
      Pages 89-92
    9. Olav Lysne, Are Magnus Bruaset
      Pages 113-117
  3. Basic Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-120
    2. Olav Lysne
      Pages 121-122
    3. Olav Lysne, Tor Skeie, Sven-Arne Reinemo, Frank Olaf Sem-Jacobsen, Nils Agne Nordbotten
      Pages 129-162
    4. Amund Kvalbein, Yan Zhang
      Pages 163-187
    5. Dana Mackenzie
      Pages 189-198

About this book


The Simula Research Laboratory, located just outside Oslo in Norway, is rightly famed as a highly successful research facility, despite being, at only eight years old, a very young institution. This fascinating book tells the history of Simula, detailing the culture and values that have been the guiding principles of the laboratory throughout its existence.

Dedicated to tackling scientific challenges of genuine social importance, the laboratory undertakes important research with long-term implications in networks, computing and software engineering, which includes offering a Centre of Excellence in biomedical computing.

The text covers every angle: the laboratory's background and political context, the work it has completed, its approach to the education and development of its researchers, and the organisation's efforts to promote the application of its research results. The key research projects and results are covered in separate chapters, each of which is preceded by a thumbnail description of the project and how the research is useful for society. As well as explanatory text, the other chapters feature interviews with major players in the facility's history, both inside Simula, among its collaborators, and in Norwegian society at large.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Aslak Tveito
    • 1
  • Are Magnus Bruaset
    • 2
  • Olav Lysne
    • 3
  1. 1.Simula Research LaboratoryLysakerNorway
  2. 2.Simula Research LaboratoryLysakerNorway
  3. 3.Simula Research LaboratoryLysakerNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01155-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01156-6
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