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NIC Symposium 2001

5-6 December 2001
Jülich - Germany


The John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) - a joint institute of DESY and FZ Jülich - supports with its supercomputer facilities about 80 research groups at universities and national labs which work on computer simulations in various fields of science. This symposium gave an overview of these activities and the results obtained in the previous two years.

Fifteen invited lectures covered selected topics in the following fields:

  • Astrophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter
  • Material Science
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Polymers
  • Environmental Research
  • Computer Science

The talks were intended to inform a broad audience of scientists and the interested public about the research activities at NIC.

The proceedings of the symposium cover a larger range of projects that have been supported by our CRAY T3E and T90 supercomputers in Jülich and the Ape Mille topical computer at DESY-Zeuthen.

This symposium was the first in a series intended to document regularly the activities at NIC.

Organizing Committee

H. Rollnik
D. Wolf
M. Kremer

Symposium Secretary

Ms Helga Frank

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
NIC Sekretariat
D-52425 Jülich
Tel.: 02461-61-3893
Fax : 02461-61-2430


Venue: Auditorium (Großer Hörsaal) at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany

Wednesday, 5 December 2001


8:00Transfer from the Ibis Hotels in Aachen to Jülich
9:45S. Raasch and M. Schröter, University of Hannover
Broadening of convective cells during cold air outbreaks: A numerical study using a parallized large-eddy simulation model
11:00R. Spurzem, University of Heidelberg
Multiple supermassive black holes and their path to catastrophic merging in galactic nuclei
11:45G. Hensler, University of Kiel
Chemodynamical development of dwarf galaxies
14:00F. Karsch, University of Bielefeld
QCD thermodynamics: The numerical study of strongly interacting matter under extreme conditions
14:45S. Sint, DESY Zeuthen
Studying the strong interactions of quarks on a computer
16:00M. Müller, University of Mainz
Phase behaviour and wetting in polymer blends and solutions: Monte Carlo simulations and SCF calculations on the CRAY T3E
16:45Ch. Holm, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Physics, Mainz
Complex charged systems - new results and new questions
17:30Reception and Dinner at Cafeteria No. 1 (Seecasino)
20:00Transfer from Jülich to the Ibis Hotels in Aachen


Thursday, 6 December 2001 (NIC-O-LAUS)


8:00Transfer from the Ibis Hotels in Aachen to Jülich
9:00E. Arrigoni and W. Hanke, University of Würzburg
Numerical simulations and the theory of high temperature superconductivity
9:45W. Janke, University of Leipzig
Multi-overlap simulations of spin glasses
11:00H. Morgner, University of Leipzig
Computer simulation of fluid interfaces
11:45R. Memmer, University of Kaiserslautern
Computer simulations of chiral liquid crystal phases
14:00J. Furthmüller, University of Jena
Group-IV-nanocrystallites: Structure and optical properties
14:45E. Engel, University of Frankfurt am Main
Application of implicit functions to 3d-transition metal oxides
16:00W. Wenzel, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Massively-parallel implementation of a configuration-selecting multi-reference-CI method: Algorithms and application to the study of molecules
16:45M. Griebel, University of Bonn
Hash based, adaptive, parallel multilevel methods with space-filling curves
17:30End of Symposium
17:45Transfer to Düren Railway Station
You will reach trains at Cologne Central Station leaving after 19:20 h.


Proceedings of the symposium and descriptions of further NIC projects were issued as volume 9 of the "NIC Series".

NIC Symposium 2001
Horst Rollnik, Dietrich Wolf (Editors)
Proceedings, 5 - 6 December 2001, Forschungszentrum Jülich
NIC Series Vol. 9
ISBN 3-00-009055-X, May 2002, 514 pages