NIC Symposium 2018

NIC Symposium 2018

22-23 February 2018

Forschungszentrum Jülich
John von Neumann Institute for Computing

The 9th NIC Symposium gives an overview of the activities of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) and of the results obtained in the last two years by research groups supported by the NIC.

NIC - a joint foundation of Forschungszentrum Jülich, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) and Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) - supports with its members' supercomputer facilities about 130 research groups at universities and national labs working on computer simulations in various fields of science.

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


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

NIC Symposium 2018
Symposium, 22-23 February 2018, Jülich, Germany
edited by Kurt Binder, Marcus Müller, Alexander Trautmann
NIC Series Vol. 49, February 2018, vi, 448 pages
ISBN 978-3-95806-285-6,
NIC Symposium 2018 - Proceedings (PDF)


Elementary Particle Physics

Atomic/Nuclear Physics

Materials Science

Condensed Matter

Computational Soft Matter Science

Computational Plasma Physics

Computational Biology Biophysics

Miscellaeneous Engeneering

Fluid Mechanics

Earth and Environment

Computer Science and Numerical Mathematics

Scientific Big Data Analysis


Thursday, 22 February 2018

8:30 Transfer from Jülich
9:00 Registration
9:30 Welcome Address by S. M. Schmidt, Member of the Board of Directors, Forschungszentrum Jülich
9:45 Th. Lippert, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Supercomputer Evolution at JSC
10:30 Coffee
11:00 T. Korzec, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
How Strong are the Strong Interactions?
11:45 C. Urbach, Universität Bonn
Hadron-Hadron Interactions from Lattice QCD
12:30 Group Photograph
12:45 Lunch
14:00 L. Pastewka, Universität Freiburg
Structure and Mechanical Properties of Cu|Au and Cu|Ni Nanolaminates
14:45 Ch. Scheurer, Technische Universität München
Computational Modelling of Solid State Battery Materials
15:30 Coffee
16:00 T. D. Kühne, Universität Paderborn
Linear-Scaling Self-Consistent Field Theory Based Molecular Dynamics: Application to C60-Buckyballs Colliding with Graphite
16:45 H.-P. Hsu, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
Effect of Entanglements on Non-Equilibrium Polymer Dynamics
17:30 Poster Session and Reception
19:00 Transfer to Jülich

Friday, 23 February 2018

8:30 Transfer from Jülich
9:00 M. Breit, Universität Frankfurt
Numerical and High Performance Computing Methods for Multiscale Computational Neuroscience
9:45 M. B. Poulsen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Southern Ocean Eddy Compensation Examined with a High-Resolution Ocean Model
10:30 Coffee
11:00 J. P. Mellado, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg
The Challenge of Small-Scale Turbulence in Planetary Boundary Layers
11:45 K. Röpke, Universität Heidelberg
Towards Multidimensional Hydrodynamic Simulations of Stars
12:30 Lunch
14:00 C. Burstedde, Universität Bonn
Scalable Algorithms for Adaptive Mesh Refinement: Extension to General Element Types and Application to Fluid Dynamics
14:45 A. Fiolitakis, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Stuttgart
Numerical Investigation of Reacting Flows in Gas Turbine Model Combustors
15:30 Coffee
16:00 S. Trebst, Universität Köln
Exact Results for the Many-Electron Problem: Competing Orders in a Nearly Antiferromagnetic Metal
16:45 Th. Voigtmann, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Köln
Active Brownian Particle Dynamics at High Densities
17:30 End of NIC Symposium
17:45 Transfer to Jülich and to Düren Train Station

Organising Committee

  • Kurt Binder
  • Marcus Müller
  • Alexander Trautmann
  • Martina Kamps
Last Modified: 03.08.2023