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Chinfest

High-order actions and their applications in many-body, few-body, classical problems

 

to honor our friend and collaborator

 

Siu A. Chin

 

at the occasion of his 60th birthday

 

March 24-26 2009

 

Technical University of Catalonia, North Campus

Barcelona 

 

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PROGRAMME

 

Main room of the Barcelona School of Informatics

(Building B6, North Campus, UPC)

   

 

 Click here to see photos from the conference.

   

 

Tuesday 24 March 2009

   

 

9:00-9:15  Opening remarks


Jordi Boronat (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)

Eckhard Krotscheck (University of Linz, Austria)

 

Chair: Raymond Bishop (University of Manchester, UK)

 

9:15-10:00 Siu A. Chin (Texas A&M University, USA)

Multi-product expansion and high order algorithms for solving physical evolution equations

 

10:00-10:30 Gregory Astrakharchik (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)

Two-dimensional weakly interacting Bose gas: equation of state

 

11:00-11:45 Robert Zillich (University of Linz, Austria)

Dipolar quantum gases, exciplex formation in 4He, and surface condensate

 

11:45-12:30 Artur Polls (University of Barcelona, Spain)

Correlated momentum distributions in nuclear systems

 

12:30-13:00 Vesa Apaja (University of Jyväskylä, Finland )

Time Evolving Block Decimation: Applications to one dimensional fermions

 

Chair: Siu A. Chin (Texas A&M University, USA)

 

15:00-15:45 Fernando Casas (University Jaume I, Spain)

The Magnus expansion and its physical applications

 

15:45-16:30 Che-Ming Ko (Texas A&M University, USA)

Probing dense nuclear matter by heavy ion collisions

 

17:35-18:20 Juergen Geiser (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany )

Solving the Schroedinger Equation with Magnus Integrator and Suzuki's Method

   

 

Wednesday 25 March 2009

 

Chair: Eckhard Krotscheck (University of Linz, Austria)

 

9:00-9:45 Mikko Saarela ( University of Oulu, Finland)

Two-component physics of charge carriers and the superconductor-insulator transition in cuprates

 

9:45-10:30 Ferran Mazzanti (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)

Excitations in Strongly Interacting Bose Einstein Condensates

 

11:00-11:45 Raymond Bishop (University of Manchester, UK)

Journeys To and In Quantum Phase Space: Extended Spaces and Their Uses

 

11:45-12:30 Rafael Guardiola (University of Valencia, Spain)

Van-der-Waals clusters: solid or liquid ?

 

12:30-13:00 Yaroslav Lutsyshyn (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)

Elastic transmission of atoms through helium films

 

Chair: Artur Polls (University of Barcelona, Spain)

 

15:00-15:45 Eckhard Krotscheck (University of Linz, Austria)

Dynamic Many-Body Correlations

 

15:45-16:15 Stefan Janecek (University of Linz, Austria)

Solving Schrödinger equations in strong magnetic fields:High-order operator splitting methods.

 

16:45-17:30 Harald Forbert (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany)

On the applicability of Centroid and Ring Polymer Path Integral Molecular Dynamics for Vibrational Spectroscopy

 

17:30-18:15 Birgitta Whaley (University of California, Berkeley, USA )

Squeezing and superposing many-body states of Bose gases in confining potentials

  

Thursday 26 March 2009

 

Chair: Mikko Saarela ( University of Oulu, Finland)

 

9:00-9:45 Joaquim Casulleras (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)

High-order actions in zero-temperature quantum Monte Carlo


9:45-10:30 Sergio Blanes (Technical University of Valencia, Spain)

Splitting methods for explicitly time-dependent systems

  

11:00-11:45 Jordi Boronat (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)

Higher-order Chin actions in path integral Monte Carlo

 

11:45-12:30 Leandra Vranješ Markić (University of Split, Croatia)

Quantum Monte Carlo simulation of spin-polarized tritum


12:30-13:00 Closing remarks

 

13:00-15:00 Social lunch

 

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