Welcome to the IRMACS Centre
Established in 2004, the Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (IRMACS) Centre is a unique, interdisciplinary research facility that enables collaborative interaction - intellectually, physically and virtually. IRMACS removes traditional boundaries between scientific disciplines and creates a stimulating environment for its researchers. It provides a versatile, computationally sophisticated infrastructure for scientists whose primary laboratory tool is the computer. Whether on-site or around the world, IRMACS Centre researchers enjoy innovative, expert technical support and state-of-the-art computational, visualization and communication resources.
IRMACS focuses on facilitating the human interactions that are critical in interdisciplinary research by providing the technologies and technical support to promote effective interactions (computational, networking, human-computer interaction, remote collaboration, and visualization). By removing the traditional boundaries between scientific disciplines and physical boundaries due to distance, IRMACS creates a synergistic environment on an international scale.
The IRMACS Centre is a bold research initiative that was funded in part by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) and by Simon Fraser University. IRMACS is a Class B University Centre reporting to the Simon Fraser University VP Research. The Founding Director of the IRMACS Centre is Dr. Peter Borwein.