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2 – 6 August, 2020: XXXII IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics 2020

XXXII IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics 2020

CCP2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, CCP2021 will be held in Coventry. The new conference dates will be announced soon.



August 2 – 6, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the 32nd Conference on Computational Physics that is
scheduled to take place in Coventry, England, between the 2nd and 6th of August,
2020, and invite you to participate. It is the leading international conference
in its area, covering all aspects of computational physics. In particular, the
main topics are:

  • statistical mechanics and complex systems
  • soft matter, biophysics
  • materials and nano-science
  • fluid dynamics
  • quantum many-body physics
  • quantum computing
  • lattice field theory
  • astrophysics, gravitation, cosmology
  • novel hardware and software
  • computational physics education
  • machine learning and algorithms
  • geophysics and porous media

The scientific programme will consist of plenary lectures held mainly in the mornings
and a program of parallel sessions in the afternoons with invited and contributed
oral presentations, as well as a poster session.


Dwight Barkley (U Warwick)
Gábor Csányi (U Cambridge)
Richard Brower* (Boston U)
Christine Davies (U Glasgow)
Claudia Draxl* (HU Berlin)
Annalisa Pillepich (MPA, Heidelberg)
Frank Pollmann (TU Munich)
Andrew Saxe (U Oxford)
Olga Shishkina (MPI-DS, Göttingen)
David Thirumalai (UT Austin)
Brigitta Whaley* (UC Berkeley)
Andy Woods* (U Cambridge)

(* to be confirmed)


Registration for participation and as well as the submission of contributions to the
program are possible online at the conference website

Registration is open until May 15, 2020.


The meeting is set to begin in the morning of Monday, August 3rd and ends in the late
afternoon of Thursday, August 6. There will be a welcome reception and registration
opportunity in the evening of August 2nd (Sunday).

There will be a social dinner on the evening of August 5th.


Limited support is available for graduate students and participants from less
economically developed countries. Support requests can be submitted as part of the
registration process until May 15.

Invitation letters for visa applications will be provided to registered
participants. For details on visa applications, please consult the sources mentioned
on the conference website.


Participants (apart from plenary speakers) are requested to arrange accommodation
individually. There are a number of hotels nearby. Also, a limited number of
discounted accommodation options in the university residences is available. For
details please see the ‘travel’ section of the conference website.


The organizers are of course aware of the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic
spread of coronavirus, and we are monitoring the situation closely.  Should it be
required to move or cancel the event, all registration fees will be fully
refunded. We strive to take a final decision no later than June 2 to avoid
participants losing money through travel and accommodation bookings or visa


Joan Adler, Technion
Nithaya Chetty, Wits U, Johannesburg
Mei-Yin Chou, Academia Sinica
Bismarck Vaz da Costa, UFMG, Belo Horizonte
Yuan Ping Feng, NUS, Singapore
Suklyun Hong, Sejong U
Andrew Horsfield, Imperial
Trevis Humble, ORNL
Barry Klein, UC Davies
Georg Kresse, U Vienna
David Landau, UGA, Athens
Hai-Qing Lin, CSRC, Beijing
Richard Liska, TU Prague
Priya Mahadevan, Bose Centre, Kolkata
Regina Maphanga, U Limpopo
Sitangshu Bikas Santra, IIT Guwahati
Lev Shchur, Landau Institute
Laurette Tuckerman, ESPCI
Roser Valentí, U Frankfurt
Daniel Vizman, UVT, Timisoara
Rodolphe Vuilleumier, ENS, Paris
Xiaoqun Wang, SJTU, Shanghai
Renata Wentzcovitch, Columbia U
Junyi Zhu, CU Hong Kong


The main responsibility for the scientific program rests with the program committee

Statistical mechanics and complex systems:
Wolfhard Janke, U Leipzig (chair)

Soft matter, biophysics:
Julia Yeomans, U Oxford (chair)
Anna Balazs, U Pittsburgh
Changbong Hyeon, KIAS, Seoul

Materials and nano-science:
Luca Ghiringhelli, FHI, Berlin (chair)
Francesca Baletto, King’s College London
Silvana Botti, U Jena
Bryan Goldsmith, U Michigan, Ann Arbor
James Kermode, U Warwick
Sergey Levchenko, Skolkovo, Moscow

Fluid dynamics:
Greg Sheard, Monash (chair)
Bruno Carmo, U Sao Paulo
Wisam Al Saadi, Australian College of Kuwait

Quantum many-body physics:
Anders Sandvik, Boston U (chair)
Sylvain Capponi, U Toulouse
Kedar Damle, TIFR Mumbai
Chisa Hotta, U Tokyo
Shiwei Zhang, Flatiron Institute

Quantum computing:
Stephen Jordan, Microsoft (chair)
David Gosset, U Waterloo
Peter Love, Tufts U
Bei Zeng, U Guelph

Lattice field theory:
Constantina Alexandrou, Cyprus Institute (chair)
Gert Aarts, Swansea
Karl Jansen, DESY Zeuthen
Aida X. El-Khadra, U Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Astrophysics, gravitation, cosmology:
Richard Bower, U Durham (chair)
Debora Sijacki, U Cambridge
Andrew Wetzel, UC Davis

Novel hardware and software:
Massimo Bernaschi, NRC, Rome (chair)
Valeri Halyo, U Princeton
Victor Martin-Mayor, U Complutense, Madrid

Computational physics education:
Joan Adler, Technion (chair)
Amy Graves, Swarthmore College

Machine learning and algorithms:
Lenka Zdeborova, Paris (chair)
Chiara Cammarota, King’s College London
Alexander Hartmann, U Oldenburg
Ehsan Katami, San Jose State U
Maria Schuld, KwaZulu-Natal
Pan Zhang, CAS, Beijing

Geophysics and porous media:
Steve Tobias, U Leeds (chair)
Emannuel Dormy, CNRS, Paris
Geoff Vallis, U Exeter


Damien Foster
Nikolaos G. Fytas
Charo del Genio
Ran Holtzman
Susanne Horn
Ralph Kenna
Abhishek Kumar
Alban Potherat
Martin Weigel (chair)
Taras Yavors’kii

Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems
Faculty for Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Coventry University
Coventry CV1 5FB


**** Please bring this conference to the attention of graduate students, postdocs and colleagues who may be interested ****


9-12 June 2020: 13th CHAOS2020 International Conference in Florence, Italy

Dear Colleague,

This is an Invitation to Participate in the conference with an Abstract and to propose an Invited Session/s (3-6 talks) or a Workshop (more than 2 Sessions).

If you already have submitted your contribution please see the book from the previous year CHAOS2019 on “12th Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference” (Springer, 2020) at .

Already published the book from CHAOS2018 on “11th Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference” (Springer, 2019):


A first list of Invited Sessions/Workshops is already in the conference website along with the Plenary/Keynote Speakers (see at and related pages as and ).


The Nonlinear Systems Conference titled:  13th Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference (CHAOS2020, 9-12 June 2020, Florence, Italy, ) will be hosted in the Grand Hotel Adriatico. Download the poster at:


Chaos theory is developed rapidly the last decades. With CHAOS2020 International Conference we celebrate 13 years of active presence in the field via the annual conference, the proceedings and publications in books (The Springer Proceedings in Complexity) and the CMSIM Journal.


Many thanks to the Honorary Committee and the Scientific Committee for their support.


For Abstract submission and special session proposals please visit the conference website at: or send email to . A Late Submission option isprovided.


New Book from Lectures in CHAOS2017: Fractional Dynamics, Anomalous Transport and Plasma Science (C. H. Skiadas, Ed), Springer (2018)


You can also submit papers for publication in the CMSIM Journal at where the best papers presented are included, further to other publications in Springer and the Springer Proceedings in Complexity.


Looking forward to welcome you in Florence for the Conference,


On behalf of the Conference Committee,


Prof. Christos H Skiadas,

Conference Chair


Over the years several Books from leading publishers emerged from the CHAOS Conferences and events.

To see a list of the main publications further to the Conference Proceedings visit the first page of the Conference website at: .



Note that the CHAOS and Nonlinear Analysis Conferences started many years earlier and our email lists include old and new addresses.

24-26 February, 2021: iTi Conference on Turbulence IX in Bertinoro, Italy


After careful consideration of the ongoing developments related to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to reschedule the conference for February 24th-26th, 2021 to be held at the same venue in Bertinoro.


Dear Colleague,

we are pleased to invite you to attend the iTi Conference on Turbulence IX in Bertinoro, Italy, September 1st – 3rd, 2020. The iTi (interdisciplinary Turbulence initiative) is a series of conferences organized in order to focus on different aspects of both fundamental and applied turbulence research. Therefore, both engineers and physicists working in the field of turbulence are invited to join the conference.

Topics comprise themes such as: Fundamentals, Modeling, Simulations (DNS and LES), Mathematical Methods, Coherent Structures/Vortices, Scaling Laws and Intermittency, Large Re flow experiments, Convection, Polymers and Scalars, Scalar Mixing and Particles, Turbulent Boundary Layers, Atmospheric flows and MHD.

The ninth conference of the iTi series will again take place in one of the most beautiful conference centers in Europe: the University Centre of Bertinoro. The Centre is located in three large historical and monumental buildings on the top of an ancient town. For further details please check here:

As in the previous editions the peer reviewed proceedings will be published in the volume “Progress in Turbulence IX” by Springer.

List of iTi invited key-note speakers:
P. Henrik Alfredsson (KTH, Sweden)
Bérengère Dubrulle (CNRS, France)
Massimo Germano (Duke University, USA)
Clara Marika Velte (DTU, Denmark)

Dates and deadlines:
iTi 2020: September 1st – 3rd 2020, welcome reception August 31st
Abstract submission: March 31st, 2020
Response/accepting the contribution: May 26th, 2020
Early registration for Conference and Workshop: until July 14th, 2020
Late registration for Conference and Workshop: until September 1st, 2020
Submission of full paper: September 29th, 2020

All the essential information is already available on the conference Website where also LaTeX and Word templates for the preparation of the abstracts are made available.

We are very happy to welcome you in Bertinoro.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon

Best wishes

Martin Oberlack (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
Joachim Peinke (Universität Oldenburg / ForWind)
Alessandro Talamelli (Università di Bologna)
Ramis Örlü (KTH Stockholm)

14 -18 October 2019: MHD Modelling School 2019 (Riga)

(from Andris Jakovics, Latvia)

October 14-18 2019

University of Latvia

Riga, Latvia

MHD Modelling PhD-School is a practical hands-on course on simulation of complex liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics processes. The main goal of participants will be to learn to work with open-source software, modifying code and applying it to specific systems with liquid metal flow in electromagnetic field.

The main topics are:

  • Electromagnetic mixing and pumping;
  • Electromagnetic semi-levitation and free surface dynamics;
  • Electrovortical flows;
  • Bubbly flows in magnetic field.

The course has three parts:

  • lectures covering topics from modern experimental techniques to promising MHD applications, as well as introduction to simulation tools and methods;
  • numerical modelling of MHD phenomena using both commercial (ANSYS) and open-source (OpenFOAM, ElmerFEM, getDP, EOF-Library) software;
  • laboratory experiments for demonstration and numerical model validation.

After the introductory lectures participants will be assigned small projects within the abovementioned topics and will present the results at the end of the course.


Laboratory for mathematical modelling of environmental and technological processes, University of Latvia (Dr. Andris Jakovics,

Institute of Electrotechnology, Leibniz University of Hannover (Prof. Bernard Nacke,


More info:

Participation fee: 150 EUR (till 20. July), 250 EUR (regular)

Online registration:

16-07-2019: Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics 2019 (BIFD2019)

16-19 July, 2019

University of Limerick, Ireland

Scope of the conference:
  • computational, experimental, and analytical methods

  • liquid films, drops, and bubbles

  • jets, liquid curtains, and bridges

  • waves

  • turbulence

  • buoyancy-driven flows, convection

  • Marangoni effect

  • shear flows, boundary layers

  • industrial applications

  • geophysical fluid dynamics

  • magnetohydrodynamics, electrohydrodynamics

  • biological flows

  • multiphase flows, microfluidics, multiscale phenomena

  • non-Newtonian and compressible flows
  • reacting flows
  • crystal growth

Important dates

Abstract submission opens: 3 December 2018

Abstract submission closes: 3 February 2019

Notification of acceptance: 17 March 2019

Registration opens: 15 April 2019

Registration closes: 12 May 2019

Conference begins: 16 July 2019

For more details visit the conference website:

26-11-2018: MHD DAYS and GDRI Dynamo Meeting

Dear colleagues,

this is a short reminder for registration for the joint MHDDAYS and GDRI Dynamo Meeting taking place from November 26 to November 28 in Dresden, Germany.  Please, find further information at

Deadline for registration is October 15.  This deadline is fixed as the quota for accommodation is no longer available after that date.

We therefore kindly ask all interested people to register timely by

15 October at

Yours sincerely,

Frank Stefani and Andre Giesecke

(Organizing committee)

July 1 – 5, 2019: 11th Pamir International Conference on Fundamental and Applied MHD

The next PAMIR conference will be organised by SIMaP (University of Grenoble) and LISM (University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne), Reims, France, from July 1st to July 5th, 2019. The conference will take place at the Congress Center of Reims, in the heart of Reims, a city of art and history, which opens up to you with its three UNESCO World Heritage sites (Cathedral Notre-Dame / Tau Palace / Basilica Saint-Rémi), located in Champagne area, also recognised by UNESCO in 2015 for Outstanding Universal Value “Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars”.

The main topics will be Basic MHD, Thermoacoustic, Space technologies, Liquid metal technologies for coolant applications, Applied MHD for material applications, Ferrofluids and MHD energy conversion.
In parallel with the conference, a summer school will be held with the topics focused on Magnetosciences.

More detail about the both organisations of the conference and summer school could be found on the web site of the conference:

For further information please contact Conference secretary:

Printable PDF version: Pamir 2019 in Reims 040718

16-11-2017: Fifty years after Roberts’ MHD: Dynamos and planetary flows today (PHR17)


from Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the seminal work “An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics” (Longman’s, 1967)
by P.H. Roberts, there will be a 2 day conference in London.

This conference will take place at the Royal Astronomical Society, Piccadilly, London on 16-17 November, 2017.

The honoured guest will be
Paul Roberts FRS






who will also speak.

It is fifty years since Paul Roberts FRS set down the fundamentals of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in his seminal book. New results have recently emerged from numerical dynamos, theoretical analyses, planetary missions to Mercury and Jupiter and liquid metal experiments. Here we wish to bring together theoreticians, numericists and experimentalists to discuss the frontiers of dynamo theory and fluid flows in
planetary contexts.

There will be a series of invited talks.

Financial support
In order for Research Students and Early Career Postdocs to attend, there is a limited number
of registration waivers available. Please write to  A Jackson with a short case for support by 11 August.

Poster submissions are requested (limited in number due to space), on all topics concerned with fluid dynamics and MHD.
These can be submitted at the same time as registration.

More details can be found on the website

Contact for queries: ajackson(at)

The meeting is organised with the support of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich)
Jonathan Aurnou (UCLA)

ETH ZürichInstitut für Geophysik

Sonneggstrasse 5

CH-8092 Zürich




23-10-2017: International Conference on Magneto-Science 2017

October 23- 27, 2017: International Conference on Magneto-Science 2017

The international Conference on Magneto-Science 2017 (ICMS 2017) will be held on October 23- 27, 2017, Reims, France. First conference on Magneto-Science was held in 2005 (Yokohama).

The success at Yokohama was followed by conferences at Hiroshima in 2007, Nijimegen in 2009, Shanghai and Xi’an in 2011, Bordeaux in 2013 and Matsumoto in 2015

ICMS 2017 will cover magnetic field effects on materials and processes in physics, chemistry, and biology, especially from the view point of “Colloids and Interface Science”. Topics and keywords are as follows.

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

  • Magnetic processing of materials ;
  • Magnetic control of structures, properties, and functions ;
  • Chemical reactions and processes under magnetic fields ;
  • Analytical aspect of magnetic fields ;
  • Magnetic separation science and technology ;
  • Interactions between water systems and magnetic fields ;
  • Colloids and interface science under magnetic fields ;
  • Magnetic levitation and microgravity ;
  • Generation and application of various magnetic fields ;
  • Others relating to magnetics and magnetic fields.

The registration fee (early registration – Full participants : 600 EURStudents : 400 EUR) includes all conference sessions, congress materials, and include welcome cocktail, banquet and excursion to Epernay and cellars.

Important date : submission of abstractsJuly 8, 2017

Supporting organization:

Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne

International Organizing Committee of ICMS 

International scientific committee:

  • Eric Beaugnon (Grenoble, France), Chairperson
  • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan), Vice Chairperson
  • Andreas Bund (Dresden, Germany)
  • Peter C. M. Christianen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Richard J. A. Hill (Nottingham, UK)
  • Peter J. Hore (Oxford, UK)
  • Tsunehisa Kimura (Kyoto, Japan)
  • Sumio Ozeki (Matsumoto, Japan)
  • Zhongming Ren (Shanghai, China)
  • Justin Schwartz (Tallahassee, USA)
  • Peng Shang (Xian, China)
  • Dmitri V. Stass (Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • James M. Valles, Jr. (Providence, USA)

International advisory board of ICMS:

  • Michael D. Coey (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Jan Kees Maan (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Yoshifumi Tanimoto (Osaka, Japan)
  • James Torbet (Grenoble, France)
  • Robert F. Tournier (Grenoble, France)
  • Hitoshi Wada (Kashiwa, Japan)
  • Masuhiro Yamaguchi (Yokohama, Japan)

Local organizing committe :

  • Jean-Paul Chopart (Reims, France), Organizer
  • Anne-Lise Daltin (Reims, France), Vice-organizer
  • Noriyuki Hirota (Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Iwao Mogi (Sendai, Japan)
  • Martine Noël (Reims, France)
  • Jean-Marc Patat (Reims, France)
  • Ophélie Riou (Reims, France)
  • Mathilde Stübner (Reims, France)


Further information on the following website : –,20366,35041.html

Registration : –,21053,35075.html

Any question mail to




Best regards,

Anne-Lise DALTIN

16-05-2017: International workshop on liquid metal battery fluid dynamics (LMBFD 2017)


(from  Tom Weier, HZDR, Germany)


Dear colleagues,

a two-day workshop dedicated to liquid metal batteries will be held in Dresden on May 16-17 2017. The focus of the workshop shall be on fluid dynamics, but talks on other aspects of liquid metal batteries are equally welcome and are in the scope of the workshop.

We are happy that Prof. Donald Sadoway agreed to give an introductory lecture on the subject.

The workshop will be held in the QF Hotel located in the historic city center of Dresden.

For further information please visit the web-site of the workshop

Important dates are:

  • 5 March 2017   deadline for abstract submission
  • 12 March 2017 notification of acceptance
  • 26 March 2017 last day for special rate hotel reservation, online registration closes


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email to


or directly to one of us

  • t.weier(at)


We will be glad to assist you!

Please feel free to distribute this announcement to other colleagues that might be interested in the topic of the workshop.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Dresden!