NIC Symposium 2020

27-28 February 2020

Forschungszentrum Jülich
John von Neumann Institute for Computing

The 10th 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.

Invited lectures cover selected topics in the following fields:

  • Astrophysics
  • Biology and Biophysics
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Theoretical Condensed Matter
  • Materials Science
  • Soft Matter Science
  • Earth and Environment
  • Fluid Mechanics and Engineering
  • Plasma Physics
  • Computer Science and Numerical Mathematics


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

NIC Symposium 2020
Symposium, 27-28 February 2020, Jülich, Germany,
edited by Marcus Müller, Kurt Binder, Alexander Trautmann
NIC Series Vol. 50, February 2020, v, 424 pages
ISBN 978-3-95806-443-0,
NIC Symposium 2020 - Proceedings (PDF)


Elementary Particle Physics

Material Science

Condensed Matter

Computational Soft Matter Science

Computational Plasma Physics

Computational Chemistry

Computational Biology and Biophysics

Earth and Environment


Computer Science and Numerical Mathematics


Thursday, 27 February 2020

8:30 Transfer from Jülich
9:00 Registration
9:30 Welcome Address by Th. Lippert, Forschungszentrum Jülich
9:45 Th. Lippert, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Modular Exascale Computing at JSC
10:30 Coffee
11:00 U.-G. Meißner, Universität Bonn/Forschungszentrum Jülich
Nuclear Lattice Effective Field Theory: Status and Perspectives
11:45 S. Collins, Universität Regensburg
Flavour Structure of the Baryon Octet
12:30 Group Photograph
12:45 Lunch
14:00 A. Berg, Universität Konstanz
Conformational Analysis of Dual-Scale Simulations of Ubiquitin Chains
14:45 H. Gohlke, Forschungszentrum Jülich
From protein structure prediction to mechanistic insights into signaling and disease diagnostics
15:30 Coffee
16:00 F. B. Anders, Universität Dortmund
Optical Pumping of Electron Spins in Quantum Dot Ensembles
16:45 L. Schneider, Universität Göttingen
Engineering scale simulation of non-equilibrium network structures in copolymer materials
17:30 Poster Session and Reception
19:00 Transfer to Jülich

Friday, 28 February 2020

8:30 Transfer from Jülich
9:00 K. Albe, Technische Universität Darmstadt
First-principles study of In2S3 as alternative buffer material for Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)2 thin-film solar cells
9:45 T. Liseykina, Universität Rostock
Collective Effect of Radiation Friction in Laser-Driven "Hole Boring" of Dense Plasma Targets
10:30 Coffee
11:00 M. Hoeft, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg
Realising the LOFAR Two-Metre Sky Survey
11:45 P. Leleux, CERFACS, Toulouse
Massively Parallel Multigrid with Direct Coarse Grid Solvers
12:30 Lunch
14:00 D. Denker, RWTH Aachen
Sub-Grid Scale Modelling at Scale with Deep Learning and up to 60 Billion Degrees of Freedom
14:45 J. Schumacher, Technische Universität Ilmenau
Machine Learning Applications in Convective Turbulence
15:30 Coffee
16:00 H.-J. Hendricks-Franssen, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Data Assimilation with the Integrated Terrestrial Systems Platform TSMP-PDAF
16:45 Th. Bohlen, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Applications of Seismic Full-Waveform Inversion on Shallow-Seismic and Ultrasonic Data
17:30 End of NIC Symposium
17:45 Transfer to Jülich and to Düren Train Station

Organising Committee

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