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NIC Symposium 2018

22-23 February 2018
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 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 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
Marcus Müller
Alexander Trautmann
Martina Kamps

Symposium Secretary

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 2018 (PDF, 1 MB)

Thursday, 22 February 2018

8:30Transfer from Jülich
9:30Welcome Address by S. M. Schmidt, Member of the Board of Directors, Forschungszentrum Jülich
9:45Th. Lippert, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Supercomputer Evolution at JSC
11:00T. Korzec, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
How Strong are the Strong Interactions?
11:45C. Urbach, Universität Bonn
Hadron-Hadron Interactions from Lattice QCD
12:30Group Photograph
14:00L. Pastewka, Universität Freiburg
Structure and Mechanical Properties of Cu|Au and Cu|Ni Nanolaminates
14:45Ch. Scheurer, Technische Universität München
Computational Modelling of Solid State Battery Materials
16:00T. D. Kühne, Universität Paderborn
Linear-Scaling Self-Consistent Field Theory Based Molecular Dynamics: Application to C60-Buckyballs Colliding with Graphite
16.45H.-P. Hsu, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
Effect of Entanglements on Non-Equilibrium Polymer Dynamics
17:30Poster Session and Reception
19:00Transfer to Jülich

Friday, 23 February 2018

8:30Transfer from Jülich
9:00M. Breit, Universität Frankfurt
Numerical and High Performance Computing Methods for Multiscale Computational Neuroscience
9:45M. B. Poulsen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Southern Ocean Eddy Compensation Examined with a High-Resolution Ocean Model
11:00J. P. Mellado, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg
The Challenge of Small-Scale Turbulence in Planetary Boundary Layers
11:45K. Röpke, Universität Heidelberg
Towards Multidimensional Hydrodynamic Simulations of Stars
14:00C. Burstedde, Universität Bonn
Scalable Algorithms for Adaptive Mesh Refinement: Extension to General Element Types and Application to Fluid Dynamics
14:45A. Fiolitakis, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Stuttgart
Numerical Investigation of Reacting Flows in Gas Turbine Model Combustors
16:00S. Trebst, Universität Köln
Exact Results for the Many-Electron Problem: Competing Orders in a Nearly Antiferromagnetic Metal
16:45Th. Voigtmann, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Köln
Active Brownian Particle Dynamics at High Densities
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 2018
Kurt Binder, Marcus Müller, Alexander Trautmann (Editors)
Proceedings, 22-23 February 2018, Forschungszentrum Jülich
NIC Series Vol. 49
ISBN 978-3-95806-285-6, February 2018, 448 pages
 NIC Symposium 2018 - Proceedings (pdf, 124 MB)