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NIC Symposium 2016

11-12 February 2016
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 gives 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, JURECA, and JUQUEEN in Jülich. The accompanying symposium proceedings cover a range of topics even wider than provided by the talks.

Organizing Committee

Kurt Binder
Gernot Münster
Florian Janetzko
Manfred Kremer
Alexander Schnurpfeil

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 2016 (PDF, 583 kB)

Thursday, 11 February 2016

8:30Transfer from Jülich
9:30Welcome Address by W. Marquardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Forschungszentrum Jülich
9:45Th. Lippert, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Scientific Big Data Analytics by HPC
11:00M. Müser, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Percolation and the Physics of Seals
11:45P. Romero, Frauenhofer IWM
Understanding Tribology and Machining Processes through Computationally Intensive Large Scale MD
12:30Group Photograph
14:00K. Albe, TU Darmstadt
Nanostructured Metallic Glasses: Tayloring the Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Metals
14:45P. Nielaba, Universität Konstanz
Structures and Phases in (Nano-)Systems in Confined Geometry
16:00P. Coto, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Electron Transfer and Transport Processes at Molecule-Metal and Molecule-Semiconductor Interfaces
16.45G. Rossetti, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Intrinsic Disordered Protein in Diseases: A Computational Challenge
17:30Poster Session and Reception
19:00Transfer to Jülich

Friday, 12 February 2016

8:30Transfer from Jülich
9:00M. Hoeft, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenberg
LOFAR: Calibration and Imaging on JURECA
9:45D. Seifried, Universität Köln
Interstellar Turbulence and Its Effects on the Formation of Protostellar Discs
11:00C. Hölbling, Universität Wuppertal
Ab Initio Determination of the Neutron-Proton Mass Difference
11:45A. Schwenk, TU Darmstadt
The Strong Interaction at Neutron-Rich Extremes
14:00R. Grauer, Universität Bochum
Reconnection, Dynamos and Turbulence: From Kinetics to Instantons
14:45I. Dornmair, Universität Hamburg
Towards Plasma-Driven Free-Electron Lasers
16:00F. Leroy, TU Darmstadt
Multiscale Simulations of Solid-Liquid Interfaces
16:45H.Köstler, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Massively Parallel Large Scale Stokes Flow Simulation
17:30End of NIC Symposium
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 2016
Kurt Binder, Marcus Müller, Manfred Kremer, Alexander Schnurpfeil (Editors)
Proceedings, 11-12 February 2016, Forschungszentrum Jülich
NIC Series Vol. 48
ISBN 978-3-95806-109-5, February 2016, 417 pages
 NIC Symposium 2016 - Proceedings (pdf, 147 MB)
PDF files of single articles