New Website!

The Geilo Winter School now has a brand new website, which will be used for future winter schools. You can find the new site on

This site will remain as an online record for the winter schools from 2001 to 2015.

Geilo Winter Schools in eScience

For the past 15 years, SINTEF has organized an annual winter school in computational mathematics and in eScience. The schools have been funded by the Research Council of Norway, and have provided hundreds of lectures on topics relevant to the Norwegian eScience community, ranging from parallel computing and Big Data to Monte Carlo simulations and continuum mechanics. The fifteen winter schools have attracted over 800 participants from industry, research, and academic institutions in Norway, Scandinavia, and the world.

The purpose of the winter school 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 consists 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.

The winter schools are held at Dr. Holms Hotel, a distinguished hotel from 1909 located right next to the ski slopes in Geilo. 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, Geilo, January 17-22, 2016

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