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October 30 — November 3, 2011

The proceedings of the Conference on Computational Physics 2011 have been published online on December 20, 2012. The articles can be found at


Increasingly, computational physics stands alongside experiment and theory as an integral part of the modern approach to solving the great scientific challenges of the day – from cosmology and astrophysics, through climate science, to materials physics, and the fundamental structure of matter. Computational physics touches the most fundamental issues in science to the practicalities of delivering communications technologies and securing a clean and efficient energy future. The Conference on Computational Physics (CCP) is an annual international conference that is 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. In 2011, the CCP will return to the Americas and will be held in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA, during the period 30th October — 3rd November 2011.

The CCP 2011 program will be of interest to scientists across wide domains of computational physics including:

  • Materials/Condensed Matter Theory and Nano Science
  • Strongly Correlated Systems and Quantum Phase Transitions
  • Quantum Chemistry and Atomic Physics
  • High Energy Physics
  • Astrophysics and Plasma Physics
  • Complex Systems – Chaos and Statistical Physics
  • Climate Modeling
  • Biological Physics and Soft Materials
  • Supercomputing and Computational Physics Teaching
  • Computational Physics and Sustainable energy.

In order to emphasize the commonalties within these scientific domains and to facilitate cross fertilization the conference will be organized around the cross cutting themes of: Quantum many-body methods; Open quantum systems; Atomistic/Mesoscopic methods; Macroscopic transport, hydrodynamics and turbulent phenomena; Computational physics challenges in moving to a sustainable energy future; and Directions in computational physics from education to the cutting edge.




Ackland, Graeme, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Adler, Joan, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Babin, Volodymyr, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Barnard, Amanda, CSIRO, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Blum, Volker, Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, Germany
Bolhuis, Peter, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bonella, Sara, University of Rome, Italy
Bulatov, Vasily, LLNL, Livermore, CA, USA
Carlson, Joseph, LANL, NM, USA
Ceperley, David, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, USA
Chacon, Luis, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Chen, Jacqueline, Sandia National Laboratory
Csanyi, Gabor, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Demokovitz, Michael, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Donev, Aleksandar, New York University, NY, USA
Dongarra, Jack, UT/ORNL, Knoxville, USA
Dudarev, Sergei, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Fichthorn, Kristen, Penn State University, State College, PA, USA
Foulkes, Matthew, Imperial College London, UK
Golubov, Stas, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Grabow, Lars, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Gross, E.K.U., Max Planck Institute, Halle, Germany
Grossman, Jeffery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Haynes, Peter, Imperial College London, UK
Hirao, Kimihiko, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan
Hood, Randy, LLNL, Livermore, CA, USA
Hu, Peijun, Queens University, Belfast, UK
Idrobo, Juan, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Jiang, De-en, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Kim, Yong-Hyun, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea
Kuroki, Kazuhiko, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan
Laguna, Pablo, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA
Maier, Thomas, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Marian, Jaime, LLNL, Livermore, CA, USA
Martin, Richard, UIUC, Urgana, Illinois and Stanford, CA, USA
Marzari, Nicola, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Meakin, Casey, LANL, NM, & University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Messer, Bronson, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Michel, Nicolas, University of Jyvåskylå, Jyvåskylå, Finland
Mitas, Lubos, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Moritsugu, Kei, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan
Nakatsukasa, Takashi, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan
Neugebauer, Jorg, Max-Planck Institute, Dusseldorf, Germany
Noguez, Cecilia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma, Mexico, DF, Mexico
Oberhofer, Harald, Tech. Univ. Munich, Munich, Germany
Orginos, Kostas, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA
Osetskiy, Yury, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Pantelides, Sok, ORNL/Vanderbilt Univ., USA
Papic, Zlatko, Princeton University, USA
Pappu, Rohit V., Washington Univ., Missouri, St. Louis, MO, USA
Peterson, Michael, Cal State Univ., Long Beach, CA, USA
Petreczky, Peter, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY, USA
Qu, Yi-Zhi , Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Quaglioni, Sofia, LLNL, Livermore, CA, USA
Regnault, Nicola, CNRS, Paris, France
Rezayi, Edward, Cal State Univ., Los Angeles, CA, USA
Richards, David, Kings College, London, UK
Ricker, Paul, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, USA
Rigol, Marcos, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
Rossmanith, James, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Scalettar, Richard, Univ. of California, Davis, USA
Selloni, Annabella, Princeton Univ., Princeton, USA
Singh, David, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Smith, Jeremy, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Son, Young-Woo, KIAS, Seoul, Korea
Sorella, Sandro, SISSA/ISAS, Trieste, Italy
Stoller, Roger, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Sumpter, Bobby, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Szalay, Alex, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD, USA
Taylor, Ken, Queens University, Belfast, UK
van de Walle, Chris, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Voter, Art, LANL, NM, USA
Weber, Bill, ORNL/UT, Oak Ridge, USA
Wosj, Arkadiusz, Wroclaw University, Wroclaw, Poland
Xu, Haixuan, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA
Zeller, Rudolf, FZ, Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Zhang, Shengbai, RPI, Troy, NY, USA
Zinkle, Steve, ORNL, Oak Ridge, USA


  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • International Union of Pure & Applied Physics - Commission on Computational Physics (IUPAP)
  • American Physical Society - Division of Computational Physics (APS-DCOMP)



OPENS: April 1
CLOSES: October 7


    OPENS: April 1
    CLOSES: October 7


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  Free Circulation IUPAP

"To secure IUPAP sponsorship, the organizers have provided assurance that CCP 2011 will be conducted in accordance with IUPAP principles as stated in the ICSU-Document "Universality of Science" (sixth edition, 1989) regarding the free circulation of scientists for international purposes. In particular, no bona fide scientist will be excluded from participation on the grounds of national origin, nationality, or political considerations unrelated to science."


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