XXXII IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics 2021

Note: CCP2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, CCP2021 will be held in Coventry. The new conference dates will be announced soon.

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the 32nd Conference on Computational Physics that is scheduled to take place in Coventry, England, between the 2nd and 6th of August, 2020, and invite you to participate. It is the leading international conference in its area, covering all aspects of computational physics. In particular, the main topics are:

* statistical mechanics and complex systems
* soft matter, biophysics
* materials and nano-science
* fluid dynamics
* quantum many-body physics
* quantum computing
* lattice field theory
* astrophysics, gravitation, cosmology
* novel hardware and software
* computational physics education
* machine learning and algorithms
* geophysics and porous media

The scientific programme will consist of plenary lectures held mainly in the mornings and a program of parallel sessions in the afternoons with invited and contributed oral presentations, as well as a poster session.


Dwight Barkley (U Warwick)
Gábor Csányi (U Cambridge)
Richard Brower* (Boston U)
Christine Davies (U Glasgow)
Claudia Draxl* (HU Berlin)
Annalisa Pillepich (MPA, Heidelberg)
Frank Pollmann (TU Munich)
Andrew Saxe (U Oxford)
Olga Shishkina (MPI-DS, Göttingen)
David Thirumalai (UT Austin)
Brigitta Whaley* (UC Berkeley)
Andy Woods* (U Cambridge)

(* to be confirmed)


Registration for participation and as well as the submission of contributions to the program are possible online at the conference website

Registration is open until May 15, 2020.


The meeting is set to begin in the morning of Monday, August 3rd and ends in the late afternoon of Thursday, August 6. There will be a welcome reception and registration opportunity in the evening of August 2nd (Sunday).

There will be a social dinner on the evening of August 5th.


Limited support is available for graduate students and participants from less
economically developed countries. Support requests can be submitted as part of the registration process until May 15.

Invitation letters for visa applications will be provided to registered participants. For details on visa applications, please consult the sources mentioned on the conference website.


Participants (apart from plenary speakers) are requested to arrange accommodation individually. There are a number of hotels nearby. Also, a limited number of discounted accommodation options in the university residences is available. For details please see the ‘travel’ section of the conference website.


The organizers are of course aware of the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic spread of coronavirus, and we are monitoring the situation closely.  Should it be required to move or cancel the event, all registration fees will be fully refunded. We strive to take a final decision no later than June 2 to avoid
participants losing money through travel and accommodation bookings or visa applications.


Joan Adler, Technion
Nithaya Chetty, Wits U, Johannesburg
Mei-Yin Chou, Academia Sinica
Bismarck Vaz da Costa, UFMG, Belo Horizonte
Yuan Ping Feng, NUS, Singapore
Suklyun Hong, Sejong U
Andrew Horsfield, Imperial
Trevis Humble, ORNL
Barry Klein, UC Davies
Georg Kresse, U Vienna
David Landau, UGA, Athens
Hai-Qing Lin, CSRC, Beijing
Richard Liska, TU Prague
Priya Mahadevan, Bose Centre, Kolkata
Regina Maphanga, U Limpopo
Sitangshu Bikas Santra, IIT Guwahati
Lev Shchur, Landau Institute
Laurette Tuckerman, ESPCI
Roser Valentí, U Frankfurt
Daniel Vizman, UVT, Timisoara
Rodolphe Vuilleumier, ENS, Paris
Xiaoqun Wang, SJTU, Shanghai
Renata Wentzcovitch, Columbia U
Junyi Zhu, CU Hong Kong


The main responsibility for the scientific program rests with the program committee

Statistical mechanics and complex systems:
Wolfhard Janke, U Leipzig (chair)

Soft matter, biophysics:
Julia Yeomans, U Oxford (chair)
Anna Balazs, U Pittsburgh
Changbong Hyeon, KIAS, Seoul

Materials and nano-science:
Luca Ghiringhelli, FHI, Berlin (chair)
Francesca Baletto, King’s College London
Silvana Botti, U Jena
Bryan Goldsmith, U Michigan, Ann Arbor
James Kermode, U Warwick
Sergey Levchenko, Skolkovo, Moscow

Fluid dynamics:
Greg Sheard, Monash (chair)
Bruno Carmo, U Sao Paulo
Wisam Al Saadi, Australian College of Kuwait

Quantum many-body physics:
Anders Sandvik, Boston U (chair)
Sylvain Capponi, U Toulouse
Kedar Damle, TIFR Mumbai
Chisa Hotta, U Tokyo
Shiwei Zhang, Flatiron Institute

Quantum computing:
Stephen Jordan, Microsoft (chair)
David Gosset, U Waterloo
Peter Love, Tufts U
Bei Zeng, U Guelph

Lattice field theory:
Constantina Alexandrou, Cyprus Institute (chair)
Gert Aarts, Swansea
Karl Jansen, DESY Zeuthen
Aida X. El-Khadra, U Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Astrophysics, gravitation, cosmology:
Richard Bower, U Durham (chair)
Debora Sijacki, U Cambridge
Andrew Wetzel, UC Davis

Novel hardware and software:
Massimo Bernaschi, NRC, Rome (chair)
Valeri Halyo, U Princeton
Victor Martin-Mayor, U Complutense, Madrid

Computational physics education:
Joan Adler, Technion (chair)
Amy Graves, Swarthmore College

Machine learning and algorithms:
Lenka Zdeborova, Paris (chair)
Chiara Cammarota, King’s College London
Alexander Hartmann, U Oldenburg
Ehsan Katami, San Jose State U
Maria Schuld, KwaZulu-Natal
Pan Zhang, CAS, Beijing

Geophysics and porous media:
Steve Tobias, U Leeds (chair)
Emannuel Dormy, CNRS, Paris
Geoff Vallis, U Exeter


Damien Foster
Nikolaos G. Fytas
Charo del Genio
Ran Holtzman
Susanne Horn
Ralph Kenna
Abhishek Kumar
Alban Potherat
Martin Weigel (chair)
Taras Yavors’kii

Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems
Faculty for Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Coventry University
Coventry CV1 5FB


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