Conference on computational physics. Brussel 5-8 september 2007.

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At the recent CCP2007 conference supported by the European Science Foundation (ESF), researchers describe how molecules, particles and subatomic particles move and interact with each other. Using their expertise at macroscopic scales they have developed models that explain the movement of matter at the microscopic level. "Well known equations that explain the flow of water or the movement of air over an airplane's wing can also be used to explain the way molecules move in our bodies or how protons collide at great speeds", says Professor Raymond Kapral, a chemical physicist at the University of Toronto in Canada.
The conference was attended by 350 scientists in computational physics from 37 countries and was one of the series of research conferences organised by the ESF as part of PESC. Keynote speakers included two recent Boltzmann medal awardees, Kurt Binder and Berni Alder, as well as leading experts such as Michele Parrinello, Stefano Baroni, Kurt Kremer, David Ceperley, Alexei Khokhlov, Daan Frenkel, Ray Kapral and Mike Kein.

The conference was supported by the Physical and Engineering Sciences Committee (PESC), one of the standing committees of ESF, in the framework of its strategic studies on the future of science in Europe. The conference also addressed strategic issues such as how to meet the challenges facing computational physicists in the coming years.

"While computing power is made every day cheaper and more easily available, the emphasis has shifted for the community to the difficulty in building large and complex codes, maintaining and distributing them to users for research and further development" emphasised Veronique Halloin, the Vice-Rector of the Brussels University, during her welcoming address.
AcronymCONO227
StatusActive
Effective start/end date5/09/07 → …

Keywords

  • chemistry