For the past ten years, SINTEF has organized an annual winter school in computational mathematics (2001-2006) and in eScience (2007-2010), and continues the effort in the eVITA Winter School series (2011-2015). The purpose of the meeting series is to establish an annual meeting place where young researchers can get updated on new ideas, methods and theories within the eScience feld and collaborate and exchange ideas and experience. Each winter school will consist of a series of 24-30 lectures (45 minutes each) and lasts from Sunday afternoon to Friday lunch. The lectures will focus on advanced methods and theories in computational mathematics, statistics, and/or computer science that are relevant to a wide range of applications of national interest. A new topic is chosen each year by a scientic committee.
Geilo is renowned as one of the best winter sports resorts in Northern Europe, located in the mountains between Oslo and Bergen (approximately 4 hours by train from each city). Geilo lies at an altitude of 800 meters with its highest alpine slope starting at 1178 meters above sea level. This ensures good snow conditions throughout the winter. Geilo offers 35 varied and well groomed downhill slopes and 18 lifts with a capacity of 22000 persons pr. hour. Moreover, there are excellent possibilities for cross country, with approximately 500 km of trails, both in the valley and in the mountains.
Dr. Holms Hotel is a distinguished hotel, with traditions back to 1909, located almost on top of the ski slopes.
Published November 23, 2010