Strategic Research Theme on Computational Physics and Numerical Methods


Prof. Fu-Chun Zhang, Convenor,

Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong



Departments involved:

Faculty of Science:

Department of Chemistry

Department of Mathematics

Department of Physics

Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science

Faculty of Engineering:

Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Computer Science

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering



Seminar Series of  Theme of Computational Physics and Numerical Methods

1. Chaos and Statistics   

      September 28, 2005 (Wednesday)
        Prof. Howell Tong
        Chair in Statistics, LSE and
        Distinguished Visiting Professor
        Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
        The University of Hong Kong

2. Linear-scaling quantum mechanical methods for complex systems   

      October 12, 2005 (Wednesday)
        Dr. GuanHua Chen
        Department of Chemistry
        The University of Hong Kong

3. Introduction to Quantum Computation, Cryptography and Information   

      October 26, 2005 (Wednesday)
        Dr. Hoi Fung Chau
        Department of Physics and Centre for Theoretical and Computational Physics
        The University of Hong Kong

4. Quantum Monte Carlo simulation of strongly correlated systems   

      November 2, 2005 (Wednesday)
        Prof. Shou-Cheng Zhang
        Department of Physics
        Stanford University

5. Convex Programming with Applications in Engineering      Optimization Problems

        Nov 30, 2005 (Wednesday)
Drs. N. Wong and Kenneth K.Y. Wong
        Department of EEE
        The University of Hong Kong

6. Stochastic Approximation and Applications   

      December 12, 2005 (Monday)
        Prof. George Yin
        Department of Mathematics
        Wayne State University

7. Path Integral Simulations of Supersolid Behavior in Solid Helium 4   

      December 14, 2005 (Wednesday)
        Prof. D. M. Ceperley
        Department of Physics
        University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

8. Modeling Nanoelectronic Devices: Status and Challenges   

      February 22, 2006 (Wednesday)
        Prof. Hong Guo
        Department of Physics
        McGill University

9. First Principles Based Methods with Applications to Catalysis, Nanoelectronics, Fuel Cells, Materials Science, and Pharma    Download Abstract

      4:00pm, December 11, 2008 (Thursday), Lecture Theatre P3
        Prof. William A. Goddard, III
        Charles and Mary Ferkel Professor of Chemistry,
        Materials Science, and Applied Physics Director,
        Materials and Process Simulation Center (MSC),
        California Institute of Technology

10. Versatile Character of Carbon    Download Abstract

      April 2, 2009 (Thursday), 3:30 p.m., Room 522, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building
        Dr. Haibin SU
        Division of Materials Science
        School of Materials Science & Engineering College of Engineering
        Nanyang Technological University,Singapore

11. Multiscale Modeling of Electronic Excitations at the Nanoscale    Download Abstract

      June 4, 2009 (Thursday), 5:00 p.m., Lecture Theatre P1, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
        Dr. Sergei Tretiak
        Theoretical Division
        Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
        Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM, U.S.A

12. Multi-scale modeling and large scale algorithm    Download Abstract

      September 8, 2009 (Tuesday), 4:00 p.m., RM 522, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
        Prof. Wang Chongyu
        Professor, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
        Department of Physics
        Tsinghua University, China

13. Understanding Stereoselectivity in Asymmetric Organocatalysis: A Computational Approach    Download Abstract

      Date: November 17, 2009 (Tuesday) 11:40 a.m. Lecture Theatre T1, Meng Wah Complex
        Prof. Richard Ming Wah WONG
        Professor, Department of Chemistry
        National University of Singapore

14. Pragmatic approaches in time-dependent density functional theory    Download Abstract

      December 7, 2009 (Monday) at 5:00 p.m., Lecture Theatre P1, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
        Dr. Thomas Niehaus
        Bremen Center for Computational Material Science
        University of Bremen