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The Scientific Council of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) held its annual meeting on 20 April 2017 at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. The meeting was moderated by the chair of the council, Prof. Kurt Binder (University of Mainz). After six years of dedicated commitment, his term will end on 31 December 2017. Vice chairman Prof. Marcus Müller (University of Göttingen) was unanimously elected as chairman and will take office at the beginning of next year. Prof. Binder will still remain on the council as vice chairman. Furthermore, Prof. Stefan Kollet (FZJ), Dr. Thomas Kollegger (GSI), Prof. Thomas Jung (Alfred Wegener Institute) and Prof. Zoltan Fodor (University of Wuppertal) were elected as new members and will begin their terms in January 2018. Prof. Simon Trebst (University of Cologne) and Dr. Gustav Bihlmayer (FZJ) were elected as new members of the NIC Peer Review Board. Dr. Bihlmayer took office in April, and Prof. Trebst will begin his term of office at the upcoming meeting of the NIC Peer Review Board in October.
(Contact: Dr. Alexander Trautmann,

JSC News No. 250, 7 June 2017