IAS Winter School 2012
From 5-9 March 2012, the Winter School and CECAM tutorial "Hierarchical Methods for Dynamics in Complex Molecular Systems" of IAS (Institute for Advanced Simulation) took place at JSC. It continued the successful series of biennial Winter Schools at JSC and was organized by the Jülich CECAM node. The focus of this year's school was on hierarchical simulation methods for dynamics in hard and soft materials, biomolecular systems, flow simulation and transport. The programme was complemented by lectures on advanced methods (fast algorithms for DFT on modern HPC systems, multigrid QM/MM approaches, accelerated molecular dynamics methods), numerical software for supercomputers and an introduction to parallel computing followed by a hands-on programming session. The scientific programme was compiled by Johannes Grotendorst, Godehard Sutmann, Gerhard Gompper (Forschungszentrum Jülich) and Dominik Marx (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). Leading scientists in computational physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics presented lectures for 50 PhD students and young postdocs from eleven different countries. The young scientists were encouraged to present their own research in short oral presentations and subsequently to discuss methods and results in poster sessions. The lecture notes from the school have been published as volume 10 in the IAS book series; see http://hdl.handle.net/2128/4545.
(Contact: Prof. Dr. Johannes Grotendorst, email@example.com).