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Computational Sciences Day 2013

This one-day conference aims at bringing together UoC scientists from a broad range of research fields that have a common focus on quantitative modeling using computer-based simulations. It will provide an informal setting to exchange ideas for researchers from such varying backgrounds as biology, chemistry, computer science, economy, geosciences, mathematics, neurology, and the physical sciences. All speakers are asked to give pedagogical overview talks of their scientific field and the modeling approaches used in their

The conference will simultaneously serve as a venue of the competence area "Quantitative modeling of complex systems", whose formation is part of the institutional strategy of the University of Cologne.

The conference is open to the public and student participation is highly encouraged.


Friday 25. October 2013


09:00 - 9:05
Welcome (Joachim Saur/Simon Trebst)

9:05 - 10:00

Axel Klawonn
Scalable Domain Decomposition Methods in Parallel High Performance
Computing and Applications in Medicine and Engineering

Dietrich Stauffer 
Historical remarks on the advent of modern computing 

Ulrich Lang 
HPC-Charakteristiken und Entwicklungen in Köln und darüber hinaus

10:00 - 10:30

Andreas Schadschneider
Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics   

Ewald Speckenmeyer
Simulation and Optimization of light rail rapid transit schedules

10:30 - 10:50
Coffee break 

10:50 - 12:05

Thomas Wiehe
Computational Biology: Evolution

Andreas Beyer
Computational Biology: Molecular Biology

Silvia Gruhn
Computational Biology: Neurosciences and Ecology

12:05 - 13:00
Lunch break 

13:00 - 13:45

Ulrich Deiters
Thermophysical properties of fluids and fluid mixtures

Michael Hanrath
The Quantum Mechanical Many Body Problem in Chemistry:
Approximate Solutions to the Schroedinger and Dirac Equation

13:45 - 14:30

Martin Scheffel
Portfolio Choice with Irreversibility and Borrowing Constraints 

Rainer Dyckerhoff
Computational methods in depth-based multivariate statistics 

14:30 - 15:00 
Coffee break 

15:00 - 15:45

Stefanie Walch
Numerical astrophysics: Simulating star formation and supernova explosions 

Simon Trebst
Quanta, knots and computers 

15:45 - 16:30

Yaping Shao
Computation in Meteorology: from Turbulence to Climate Projection 

Joachim Saur
Computational Geophysics: Properties of the Earth, the planets, and their
space environments





Andreas Beyer | Biology |  homepage

Ulrich Deiters | Chemistry |  homepage

Rainer Dyckerhoff | Economic and Social Statistics |  homepage

Silvia Gruhn | Neurology | homepage

Michael Hanrath | Chemistry |  homepage

Axel Klawonn | Applied Mathematics |  homepage

Ulrich Lang | Computer Science | RRZK |  homepage

Yaping Shao | Meteorology  |  homepage

Joachim Saur | Geophysics  | homepage

Andreas Schadschneider | Traffic simulations  | homepage

Martin Scheffel | Macroeconomics | homepage

Ewald Speckenmeyer | Traffic Simulations  | homepage

Dietrich Stauffer | History of Modern Computing | homepage

Simon Trebst | Condensed Matter Physics | homepage

Stefanie Walch | Astrophysics | homepage

Thomas Wiehe | Biology | homepage