John von Neumann Institute for Computing
Winter School: "Quantum Simulations of Complex ManyBody Systems:
"From Theory to Algorithms", 25 February  1 March 2002,
Rolduc / Kerkrade (NL)
This Winter School continues a recently lauched series of schools
and conferences in Computational Science organized by the
John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC).
It will cover modern quantum simulation techniques and their
implementation on highperformance computers, in particular on
parallel systems. The focus clearly is on numerical methods which
are tailored to treat large quantum systems with many coupled
degrees of freedom ranging from superfluid Helium to chemical
reactions. Among others, the following topics will be covered:
* Diffusion and Green's function Monte Carlo
* Path integral Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics
* CarParrinello / ab initio molecular dynamics
* Realtime quantum dynamics for large systems
* Lattice and continuum algorithms
* Exchange statistics for Bosons and Fermions / sign problem
* Parallel numerical techniques and tools
* Numerical integration and random numbers
This strongly interdisciplinary School aims at bridging three
"gaps" in the vast field of largescale quantum simulations:
The first one between chemistry and physics, the second one
between typical graduate courses in these fields and stateoftheart
research, and finally the one between the Monte Carlo and molecular
dynamics communities. The participants  being mostly graduate
students, postdocs as well as young researchers in the area of
theoretical/computational physics and chemistry  are expected
to have basic knowledge of quantum, classical, and statistical
mechanics. They will benefit from this School by learning about
recent methodological advances within and outside their field of
specialization. In addition, they will get insights into recent
software development and implementation issues involved, in
particular in the context of highperformance computing.
Scientific Programme Committee
Johannes Grotendorst, Forschungszentrum Juelich
Dominik Marx, RuhrUniversitaet Bochum
Alejandro Muramatsu, Universitaet Stuttgart
Posters are invited.
More information: http://www.fzjuelich.de/wsqs
