Ruhuna International School on Computational and Mathematical Physics (RISCMAP)
Coordinators:Rudolf A. Roemer (Department of Physics, University of Warwick)Janak Wedegedera (Department of Mathematics, University of Ruhuna) 20 December 2004  2 January 2005 
Information:

Objectives:
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 apriori 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.
Lecturers:
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 IllPosed 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).Working languages:
English
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 errorcorrecting 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, multigrid methods
 Geomathematics:
 Concepts of modern constructive approximations with applications in mathematical geophysics. Topics include
 Grid and Cluster Computing:
 Modern parallelprogramming paradigms, Grid, Web Services
 Computational Chemistry:
 Chargetransfer processes, modelling chemical reactions at the molecular level
Prerequisites:
Participants in the School are expected to be research students (M. Phil. and Ph. D. candidates), postdoctoral 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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