In the summer of 2005, an expert group was brought together to define a new vision and roadmap of the evolution, challenges, and potential of computer science and computing in scientific research in the next fifteen years. The resulting document, Towards 2020 Science, sets out the challenges and opportunities arising from the increasing synthesis of computing and the sciences. It seeks to build on computewr intensive fields and advances that span genomics and proteomics, Earth sciences, and climatology, nanomaterials, chemistry and physics.

Even so, according to the Economist, the team’s case is a respectable one.

This week’s issue of Nature has devoted several pages to news and commentary about the report.

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