NIC 25th Anniversary

NIC 25th Anniversary

For the last 25 years, the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) has provided supercomputer resources for projects in science, research, and industry in the fields of modelling and computer simulation. As a joint foundation of the three Helmholtz Centres Forschungs­zentrum Jülich, Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron DESY, and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, it supports computational science in Germany and Europe.

We are delighted to invite you to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the NIC in Cologne on 21 April 2023. Please register for the event before 14 April using the link: The event will be opened by Prof. Astrid Lambrecht, Member of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich, followed by presentations and a podium discussion, covering the history of the NIC, current research, technologies, and innovations. Keynote presentations will be given by Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimori on Quantum Annealing and Prof. Steve Furber on Neuromorphic Computing.

To our great sorrow, Prof. Kurt Binder, former chair of the Scientific Council of the NIC, passed away last autumn. Prof. Binder was one of the driving forces in the HPC community in Germany, and particularly in the NIC. We deeply mourn his loss. In honour of Prof. Binder’s inspiring and creative scientific contributions, we are organizing a special session and have invited several of his former colleagues and friends to speak about recent advances in simulations of condensed matter.

Contact: Dr. Alexander Trautmann

from JSC News No. 295, 24 March 2023

Last Modified: 28.04.2023