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NIC Symposium 2004

17-18 February 2004
Jülich - Germany


This second NIC symposium gave an overview of the activities and the results obtained in the years 2002 and 2003 at the John von Neumann Institute for Computing. 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.

Fifteen invited lectures covered selected topics in the following fields:

  • Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter
  • Material Science
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Polymers
  • Environmental Research
  • Nuclei, Atoms, Plasmas, and Patterns

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 CRAY SV1ex supercomputers in Jülich and the APEmille topical computer at DESY-Zeuthen.

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

Organizing Committee

Dietrich Wolf
Gernot Münster
Manfred 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

Tuesday, 17 February 2004


8:30Transfer from the hotels
9:45A. Englert, H. Hardelauf, J. Vanderborght, H. Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Numerical Modelling of Flow and Transport on Massively Parallel Computers
11:00A. Groß, University of München
Molecular Trapping of Oxygen at Metal Surfaces
11:45B. Kovačević, Z.B. Maksić, Rudjer Bošković Institute of Zagreb
Computational Design of Highly Potent Organic Superbases
14:00Y.-C. Lin, F. Iglói, H. Rieger, University of Saarbrücken
Strong Disorder Renormalization Group Calculations of Random Quantum Magnets
14:45M. Dreher, D. Fischer, K. Franzrahe, G. Günther, P. Henseler, J. Hoffmann, W. Strepp, P. Nielaba, University of Konstanz
Numerical Investigations of Complex Nano-Systems
16:00C. Lavalle, M. Aikawa, S. Capponi, A. Muramatsu, University of Stuttgart
Quantum Monte Carlo Studies of Correlated Systems
16:45W.G. Schmidt, K. Seino, M. Preuss, P.H. Hahn, F. Bechstedt, University of Jena
Organic Functionalization of Si Surfaces: Interplay of Atomic Structure and Electronic Properties
Exhibition of Life and Work of John von Neumann in the Central Library and the foyer of the autorium
20:00Transfer from the hotels


Wednesday, 18 February 2004


8:30Transfer from the hotels
9:00D. Düchs, F. Schmid, University of Bielefeld
Fluctuations in Polymer Blends
9:45H.-P. Hsu, B.A. Berg, P. Grassberger, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Monte Carlo Protein Folding: Simulations of Met-Enkephalin with Solvent-Accessible Area Parameterizations
11:00qq+q Collaboration, I. Montvay, F. Farchioni, C. Gebert, E. Scholz, L. Scorzato, DESY Hamburg
QCD Spectroscopy with Three Light Quarks
11:45Th. Lippert, B. Orth, K. Schilling, University of Wuppertal
Light Hadrons in a Box
14:00M. Bonitz, V.S. Filinov, University of Rostock
Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Dense Quantum Coulomb Systems
14:45M. Hilt, W. Pesch, W. Zimmermann, University of Saarbrücken
Two Paradigms of Spatiotemporal Chaos: Spirals in Convection and Waves on Biomembranes
16:00M. Moseler, University of Freiburg
Ab Initio Simulation of Free and Supported Clusters
16:45W. Schattke, C. Ramírez, University of Kiel
Ab Initio Study of Intercalation in Layered Crystals
17:30End of Symposium
17:45Transfer to Düren Railway Station


Proceedings of the NIC symposium 2004 and descriptions of further NIC projects were issued as volume 20 of the "NIC Series".

NIC Symposium 2004
Dietrich Wolf, Gernot Münster, Manfred Kremer (Editors)
Symposium, 17 - 18 February 2004, Forschungszentrum Jülich
NIC Series Vol. 20
ISBN 3-00-012372-5, February 2004, 482 pages