XXXII IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics 2020

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.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

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 AND DEADLINES

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

https://ccp2020.complexity-coventry.org/registration.php

Registration is open until May 15, 2020.

FORMAT

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.

VISAS AND SUPPORT

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.

ACCOMMODATION

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.

CORONAVIRUS

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.

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

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

CCP2020
Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems
Faculty for Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Coventry University
Coventry CV1 5FB
England

website: https://ccp2020.complexity-coventry.org/
e-mail: ccp2020@coventry.ac.uk

TMCS VI – Theory, Modelling and Computational Methods for Semiconductors – 11-13 April 2018

The IOP Computational Physics Group is co-sponsoring this meeting:

http://www.tmcsuk.org/conferences/TMCSVI

The conference will run from Wed 11th – Fri 13th April 2018 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

A training day for PhD students and early career researchers will be held on day 1, followed by 2 days of contributed, poster and invited presentation.

Topics include:
– Application of Density Functional Theory
– Tight Binding, Pseudopotential and Effective Mass Models for Electronic Structure
– Empirical Potential Methods for Calculation of Structural Properties
– Multi-scale Approaches
– Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors
– 2-D Semiconducting Systems
– Photonic Structures and Open Systems
– Optical and Transport Properties of Quantum Nanostructures including Colloids and Nanotubes
– Plasmonics
– Electronic and Photonic Devices
– System demands and applications

The registration opened 19-MAR.

 

 

45th IOP Plasma Physics Conference

The IOP Computational Physics Group is sponsoring this event on the 9-12 April 2018 at Queens University Belfast, UK.

IOP Plasma Physics Conference

This conference covers all aspects of plasma physics, including Magnetic and Inertial confinement fusion, Astrophysical and Space Plasmas, Low Density and Technological/Industrial Plasmas, Low Temperature Plasmas, High Energy Density and Laser Plasmas, Dusty and Complex plasmas, Plasma Surface interactions, Plasma Applications including Medical applications and Plasma Diagnostics.

Invited speakers include Matthew Carr from CCFE on Synthetic divertor diagnostics for integrated data analysis with ray-tracing. Clare Scullion from Queen’s University Belfast on Investigations of ion acceleration from solid targets driven by ultrashort laser pulses and Jena Meinecke from the University of Oxford on Investigating the origins of magnetic fields using the National Ignition Facility.

As well as the scientific talk programme, the conference includes a conference dinner at City Hall, poster sessions and an Evening Outreach Event.

Registration deadline is 26th March 2018.

Register now.

 

2018 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics – deadline 30-MAR-2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics run by The Commission on Computational Physics (C20)  – Deadline: 30 March 2018.

The prize consists of 1000 euros, a medal, and a certificate.

The awards will be made at the Commission’s next Conference on Computational Physics (CCP2018) to be held in UC Davis, Davis, CA, USA 29th July -2nd August 2018. The winner will also be invited to present a paper at this meeting.

The Exascale Applications and Software Conference, Edinburgh, 17-19 April 2018

EASC 2018

This is the 5th conference in the series. EASC typically contains many talks of interest to a computational physicist, e.g. computational plasma, CFD, MD, ab-initio, thermo-mechanical problems, materials science, flood predictions, etc. There are always top class key speakers, and updates on the latest HPC technology.

The event is organised by EPCC who maintain ARCHER , the UK national HPC system.