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Ruhuna International School on Computational and Mathematical Physics (RISCMAP)

University of Ruhuna


Rudolf A. Roemer (Department of Physics, University of Warwick)

Janak Wedegedera (Department of Mathematics, University of Ruhuna)

20 December 2004 - 2 January 2005



This international school will consist of lectures of some of the many facets that constitute computational science. Our aim is to cover a broad spectrum of topics and we want to present a mixture ranging from simple introductory material including simple exercises to reports of serious applications. This is not meant to be an introductory session on computational science nor is it a research conference. Rather, the school provides the participants with an overview of computational and mathematical physics, their basic methods and their many areas of applications. It is hoped that the school will lead the participants into new and "hot" topics of research, but the participants are not expected to have specific knowledge of the topics and methods a-priori although an interest in natural sciences is required.

The scientific content of the School is selected to provide a thorough introduction into current research activities in computational science. The topics covered in this School therefore cover a wide spectrum, ranging from the more traditional areas of Computational Physics and Chemistry to topics of modern Computer Science such as Cluster Computing, Neural Computing and Quantum Information Processing and reaching out to applications in Geomathematics, Biological Physics, and Applied Mathematics.


Name Affiliation Lecture Topic
I. Attali INRIA, France Grids and Security
D. Caromel Univ. de Nice, CNRS, IUF, France Objects, Components, and Grids
T.C. Dorlas School of Theoretical Physics, Dublin Institute, Ireland Quantum Information
W. Freeden Geomathematics Group, Department of Mathematics, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany Geomathematics
P.E. Smith Department of Bio Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Computational Chemistry
Thamban Nair M. Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai 600 036, India Computational Fluid Dynamics, Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems
W.G.D. Dharmaratna Department of Physics, University of Ruhuna, SL Computational Physics
R.A. Römer Department of Physics and Centre for Scientific Computing, University of Warwick, United Kingdom Computational Physics
Hugo van den Berg Institute of Mathematics, University of Warwick, UK Computational Biology/Bioinfomatics  
J.A. Müller BOBST Group, Switzerland IT security
Samantha Weerasingha Department of Chemistry, University of Ruhuna, SL Computational Chemistry
S. de Silva Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka Computational Chemistry
A. Nanayakkara Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, SL Computational Quantum Chaos
J.R. Wedagedera Department of Mathematics, University of Ruhuna, Matara, SL Statistical Mechanics of Artificial Immune Systems

Scientific committee:

R.A. Römer (Warwick, UK), Janak R. Wedagedera (Ruhuna, SL), W.G.D. Dharmarathna (Ruhuna, SL), M.K. Abeyrathna (Ruhuna, SL), P.A. Jayantha (Ruhuna, SL), Samatha Weerasingha (Ruhuna, SL), J. Rajendran (Eastern Univ. SL), Jagath Wijerathna (Colombo Univ. SL).

Organizing Committee:

RN. Pathirana, WGD Dharmarathna, R.A. Römer (Warwick, UK), Janak R. Wedagedera (Ruhuna, SL), MPA Wijayasiri (Ruhuna, SL), LALW Jayasekara (Ruhuna, SL), Samatha Weerasingha (Ruhuna, SL).

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Date and location:

Currently scheduled for 20 December 2004 - 2 January 2005

Scientific programme:

The School comprises of 8 themes and the objectives in these different areas are given below:

Computational Physics:
Statistical and quantum physics, disordered quantum systems, iterative diagonalization techniques
Quantum Computing:
Introductory concepts in quantum/classical information theory, recent developments in quantum error-correcting codes.
Computational Biology:
Statistical mechanical/computational methods in cellular biology, immunology, Bioinformatics
Neural Computing:
Use of methods in statistical mechanics to solve problems in computational complexity, optimization.
Computational Applied Mathematics:
Numerical solutions of boundary value problems with adaptive grid techniques, multi-grid methods
Concepts of modern constructive approximations with applications in mathematical geophysics. Topics include
Grid and Cluster Computing:
Modern parallel-programming paradigms, Grid, Web Services
Computational Chemistry:
Charge-transfer processes, modelling chemical reactions at the molecular level


Participants in the School are expected to be research students (M. Phil. and Ph. D. candidates), post-doctoral students, university teachers and others. Junior scientists involved in diverse programmes of applied mathematics, theoretical physics and computing (scientific computation and modelling) are especially welcomed.

Deadline for registration:

September 30, 2004

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