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NIC Symposium 2014

12-13 February 2014
Jülich - Germany


The John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) – a joint foundation of Forschungszentrum Jülich, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung - supports with its members' supercomputer facilities more than 150 research groups at universities and national labs working on computer simulations in various fields of science.

Numerous scientific results of high impact in many different areas of research were obtained by the scientists who used the supercomputers in Jülich for their simulations. This symposium will give an overview of the activities of the NIC and of the results obtained in the last two years by research groups supported by the NIC.

Fifteen invited lectures will cover selected topics in the following fields:

  • Astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Condensed Matter
  • Materials Science
  • Soft Matter Science
  • Earth and Environmental Research
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Computer Science

These talks and an additional poster session are intended to inform a broad audience of scientists and the interested public about the research activities of the NIC and about the simulation projects that have been supported by the supercomputers JUROPA, JUGENE, and JUQUEEN in Jülich. The accompanying symposium proceedings will cover a range of topics even wider than provided by the talks.

Organizing Committee

Kurt Binder
Gernot Münster
Manfred Kremer
Walter Nadler

Symposium Secretaries

Ms. Britta Hoβfeld
Ms. Helga Offergeld

Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
D-52425 Jülich, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)2461 61-3893
Fax: +49 (0)2461 61-2430


Venue: Auditorium (Großer Hörsaal) at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Complete programme:  Programme and Poster Abstracts of the NIC Symposium 2014 (PDF, 525 kB)

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

8:30Transfer from Jülich
9:15Welcome Address by A. Bachem, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Forschungszentrum Jülich
9:30G. Münster, Vice Chairman of the NIC Scientific Council
Introduction to the NIC Symposium
9:45K.Kremer, MPI für Polymerforschung, Mainz
Computer Simulations of Soft Matter at HLRZ/ NIC - A Success Story
11:00Th. Lippert, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Paving the Road towards Pre-Exascale Supercomputing
11:45St. Gottlöber, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik, Potsdam
A Coherent Hubble Volume Simulation for All-Sky ISW Predictions and Large Scale Surveys
14:00M. Hohenadler, Universität Würzburg
Numerical Simulations of Correlated Quantum Matter
14:45K. Michielsen, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Simulation of Equilibration and Decoherence in Quantum Systems
16:00G. Münster, Universität Münster
Numerical Simulation of Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory
16.45K. Szabo, Universität Wuppertal
Isospin Splittings in the Light Baryon Octet from Lattice QCD+QED at the Physical Mass Point
17:30Poster Session and Reception
19:00Transfer to Jülich

Thursday, 13 February 2014

8:30Transfer from Jülich
9:00J. Dąbrowski, IHP, Frankfurt/Oder
Ab initio Modelling of Growth of Graphene for Silicon-Compatible Electronics
9:45D. Muñoz-Santiburcio, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Prebiotic Chemistry on Blue Gene Platforms
11:00M. Müller, Universität Göttingen
Directing the Assembly of Block Copolymers: A Single-Chain-in-Mean-Field Simulation Study
11:45H. Gohlke, Universität Düsseldorf
Interplay of Structure, Energetics, and Dynamics for Antibiotics Binding to and Control of Gene Expression by RNA
14:00A. Kurzmann, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
3D Acoustic Full Waveform Tomography
14:45G. Lehmann, Universität Düsseldorf
Laser-Pulse Amplification by Raman and Brillouin Scattering Towards Multipetawatt Level
16:00Th. Boeck, TU Ilmenau
Wall-Bounded Liquid-Metal Flows in Magnetic Fields - Flow Structures, Turbulence and the Transition Problem
16:45M. Bolten, Universität Wuppertal
Multigrid Methods for Structured Matrices on Large-Scale Supercomputers
17:45Transfer to Jülich and to Düren Train Station


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

NIC Symposium 2014
Klaus Binder, Gernot Münster, Manfred Kremer (Editors)
Proceedings, 12-13 February 2014, Forschungszentrum Jülich
NIC Series Vol. 47
ISBN 978-3-89336-933-1, February 2014, 434 pages
 NIC Symposium 2014 - Proceedings (pdf, 138 MB)