Monday, April 11, 2011

CCP 2011 - Conference on Computational Physics

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the 2011 Conference on Computational Physics, which will be held October 30th - November 3rd, 2011 in Gatlinburg, TN.

The Conference on Computational Physics (CCP) is an annual international conference co-sponsored by APS DCOMP, and dedicated to presenting an overview of the most recent developments and opportunities in computational physics across a broad range of topical areas and from around the world. The CCP series has been in existence more that 20 years, alternating amongst the nations of the world divided (roughly) into Eastern, Central and Western zones with most recent ones being Ouro Preto, Brazil in 2008, Taiwan in 2009 and Trondheim, Norway in 2010.  CCP 2011 will cover computational physics through a series of plenary talks intended to provide a broad and accessible overview of the field. A series of parallel sessions as well as poster sessions will be formulated around several cross cutting themes that bring together researchers from different scientific domains and stimulate cross fertilization within the overall context of computational physics

For further information, see the conference web site at:

And check out this conference flyer!

DCOMP at the APS March Meeting

At the 2011 APS March Meeting in Dallas, DCOMP sponsored a Monday morning Invited Symposium "Great Advances in Computational Physics: Past History, Current Progress, Future Prospects."  This was followed by a Focus Session "What is Computational Physics?" intended as a workshop on defining the modern field of computational physics. For example, what defines a computational physicist beyond being a physicist who uses a computer in research ? This focus session began with an invited talk by incoming DCOMP Chair Amy Bug (Swarthmore College) highlighting recent advances throughout the field of computational physics, and perspectives from the DOE Office of Science (Mark Pederson) and NSF (Darryl Hess) on current and future opportunities for computational discovery and design.

PDFs of some of these talks are provided in the following links:
Amy Bug - Computational Physics' Greatest Hits
Mark Pederson - Opportunities for Computational Discovery in Basic Energy Sciences
Daryl Hess - Enabling Computational Discovery and Design