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Winter School on Hierarchical Methods for Dynamics

Jülich will continue its successful series of winter schools in computational science. From 5 to 9 March 2012, the winter school on "Hierarchical Methods for Dynamics in Complex Molecular Systems" will be held at Jülich Supercomputing Centre. The school is organized by the Jülich CECAM node and Ruhr-Universität Bochum and is tailored to PhD students and young postdocs. The scientific programme offers 25 lectures including an introduction to parallel computing.

Generating and analysing the dynamics of molecular systems is a true challenge for molecular simulation. It includes processes that happen on the femtosecond scale, such as photoinduced nonadiabatic (bio)chemical reactions, and touches the range of seconds, e.g. relevant to cellular processes or crack propagation. Thus, many orders of magnitude in time need to be covered either one by one or concurrently. This winter school will focus on hierarchical methods for dynamics with a view to systems described in terms of many atoms or molecules. Examples will come from materials science, soft matter and life science and fluid dynamics, such as the simulation of blood flow on the cell scale. The programme is complemented by lectures on modern numerical methods and parallel computing techniques.

Applications for participation can be sent until 27 January 2012. Based on the required application documents, about 50 participants will be selected by the organizers. Details about the school and the application process can be found at: http://www.fz-juelich.de/wshd.
(Contact: Prof. Dr. Johannes Grotendorst, ext. 6585)


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