Mimesis is a group born in the physics environment to give services in scientific computing.
Mimesis is formed by people that work in different scientific fields but have knowledge about scientific computing and are able to program high performance parallel computers which are owned and managed directly by the group.
This means that Mimesis can bridge the gap between people having a problem and the machine that can solve it, taking the burden of developing the algorithm, writing the program and executing it on specialised hardware.
Mimesis started from the efforts of three physicists, but its aim is to become interdisciplinary as one of the strong points of this group is the capability to understand the problem using the language of the customer.
First, the instinct of imitation is implanted in man from childhood, one difference between him and other animals being that he is the most imitative of living creatures, and through imitation learns his earliest lessons; and no less universal is the pleasure felt in things imitated.
We have evidence of this in the facts of experience. Objects which in themselves we view with pain, we delight to contemplate when reproduced with minute fidelity: such as the forms of the most ignoble animals and of dead bodies.
The cause of this again is, that to learn gives the liveliest pleasure, not only to philosophers but to men in general; whose capacity, however, of learning is more limited. Thus the reason why men enjoy seeing a likeness is, that in contemplating it they find themselves learning or inferring, and saying perhaps, "Ah, that is he."
For if you happen not to have seen the original, the pleasure will be due not to the imitation as such, but to the execution, the coloring, or some such other cause.
Aristotle, Poetics IV