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Conference on Computational Physics (CCP 2001)

Location: Eurogress Aachen, Aachen, Germany

Date: 5 - 8 September 2001

Chairmen of the Conference:
Prof. Dr. Friedel Hoßfeld, Research Center Jülich, NIC/ZAM, Germany
Prof. Dr. Kurt Binder, University of Mainz, Institute of Physics, Germany
Scientific Secretary:
Dr. Norbert Attig, Research Center Jülich, NIC/ZAM, Germany

John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC), Central Institute for Applied Mathematics (ZAM), Research Center Jülich, Germany

Supporting and Sponsoring Organisations:
IUPAP (general support and travel grants for 10 participants from developing countries),
IUPAP-DNK (German National IUPAP Committee; no financial support),
EPS (European Physical Society; travel grants for 9 younger participants from eastern European countries),
APS (American Physical Society; no financial support),
DFG (German National Science Foundation; general support and travel grants for 15 participants from former East block countries),
BMBF (German Ministry for Education and Research; support for printing of proceedings),
DPG (German Physical Society; no financial support),
Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Stiftung (private German science foundation; travel grants for 37 participants from eastern Europe),
Research Center Jülich (general support and travel grants for invited speakers, participants, etc.),
Cray Inc. (supercomputer vendor; sponsoring of social events)

Number of Participants: 400 from 42 countries, among them

    - 120 from Germany
    - 90 grant recipients,
    - 17 from developing countries (Turkey (2), Namibia (1), Zambia (1), Mexico (1), Argentina (1), Brazil (3), India (4), China (3), Korea (1))
    - 16 Plenary Talks,
    - 48 Invited Talks,
    - 72 Contributed Talks (selected by a refereeing process from 350 contributions),
    - roughly 300 Poster Presentations

Topics of the Conference:
Application of computational methods to the following areas:
- Materials Science
- Soft Matter
- Common Themes in Computational Statistical Physics and Lattice Gauge Theory
- Particle Beams and Accelerator Physics
- Astrophysics
- Turbulence and Reactive Flows
- Interdisciplinary Applications (Econophysics, Traffic Flow, etc.)
- Frontiers in Large Scale Computing
- Methodological Developments in Computer Simulation

Special Conference Event:
The Berni J. Alder CECAM Price was awarded during the conference to Professor Kurt Binder by Professor Michel Mareschal, Director CECAM, and Professor em. Berni J. Alder, LLNL, himself.

The proceedings will be published as a special issue of Computer Physics Communications (CPC) by Elsevier.

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