The Center for Chaos and Turbulence Studies (CATS) was established in 1993 by the Danish Natural Science Research Council (SNF) as a ``center without walls''. The purpose of CATS is to advance research and research training in nonlinear science, and to strengthen the role that nonlinear research in Denmark plays internationally. The Center consists of groups from the Niels Bohr Institute/Nordita (NBI), Chemistry Institute, H. C. Ørsted Institute (HCØ-KI), and Physics Department, The Technical University of Denmark (DTU-FI). The Center brings together the groups which are actively conducting research and education in this field, and enables them to share resources more effectively, ensure broader participation in research projects and offer better training for students and research fellows.
SNF has funded the Center with 15 million kroner for a 5-year period. In addition, the Center receives several million kroner annually from private foundations, Danish universities, and the European Union Mobility program, mostly through salaries for the non-tenured staff.
Even though we celebrated the establishment of the
Center on 23 June 1993 by a reception at the Niels Bohr Institute,
and the SNF funding first started per. 1 October 1993,
the Center had commenced its scientific activities well before these
dates, so this first annual report covers the
entire 1993 calendar year.
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