Conference Workshops

Core Workshop

Elias Vagenas, Kuwait University, Department of Physics, Kuwait

Dimitrios Vlachos, University of Peloponnese, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Greece

Description: This Workshop contains all the submissions that have not been assigned in other specific Workshops. Upon the finalization of the Technical Program, submissions in the Core Workshop will be assigned to Presentation Slots according to their subject.
Black Hole Physics

Elias Vagenas, Kuwait University, Department of Physics, Kuwait

Description: Black holes have always been one of the "hot" topics in theoretical and mathematical physics. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts in theoretical, phenomenological, and experimental aspects of black hole physics.
Computational Nanoscience

Kalman Varga, Vanderbilt, Physics, United States

Eric Suraud, Universite Paul Sabatier, Lab. Phys. Theorique, France

Description: Computational nanoscience is a rapidly developing field providing computer simulational and theoretical background for understanding of nanoscale phenomena and nanotechnology research. Computational nanoscience overarches the whole spectrum of science including biology, physics, engineering, material science and chemistry, describing the behaviour of matter at the scale of individual atoms and molecules. This session will concentrate on novel computational approaches used in nanoscale research, including: Quantum Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, Density Functional Theory, Time-Dependent Quantum Dynamics Simulations, Interaction of Nanoscale Materials and Laser Fields, Quantum Transport in Nanoscale Materials, Multiscale Modeling of Nanoscale Materials, Novel Computational Approaches, Electronic Structure Calculations and Attoscale Dynamics.
Quantum and Classical Cosmology

Catarina Bastos, Instituto Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, , Portugal

Description: The aim of this workshop is to discuss the main developments in the Cosmology in the last few years, from the classical to the quantum point of view. In the year of the amazing results achieved by Planck, inflation and observational cosmology discussion should be encouraged and you are all invited to bring these topics to this workshop.
Current Problems and Challenges of Dark Energy

Luis Granda, Universidad del Valle, Physics, Colombia

Sergei Odintsov, ICREA and ICE (CSIC-IEEC), Theoretical Physics and Cosmology , Spain

Description: The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts in theoretical and experimental aspects of late time cosmology, to present the state-of-the-art research in theoretical and observational topics of dark energy. The main question of discussion will be, if the current amount of observational results allow us to safely rule out some models of dark energy, and thus clear the way for the most viable model. The workshop is a good place to have discussions and to interchange ideas so that new problems, techniques and approaches can be promoted. We will also present an outlook for new challenges of modern cosmology.
CdTe and CZT semiconductor detectors for high energy applications

stefano del sordo, INAF, , Italy

Description: The use of X- and gamma-ray sensors is widespread in environmental science, in medical diagnostics and in homeland security, as well as in a strictly research field such as high energy astrophysics. The features of these applications require the development of innovative techniques for X- and gamma-ray detection and in particular the use of very sensitive devices (that is, with high absorption efficiency and low intrinsic noise), operating at room temperature with good spectroscopic response and in configurations such as to spatially resolve the signal, and then to produce images in different energies bands. Currently, two of the most promising materials for this purpose are CdTe and CdZnTe (CZT) due to their high atomic number, high resistivity and, especially, for CZT, large band gap. The possibility to use these materials in order to realize sensors of various geometries and with segmentation of the electrodes in different configurations allows spectroscopic systems to be developed also with a capacity for three-dimensional localization (3D) of the interaction position for each incident photon. In this workshop will be addressed both experimental results and numerical simulations of these detectors.
Nonlinear Waves and Solitons: Theory and Applications

Yannis Kominis, National Technical University of Athens, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Science, Greece

Description: Nonlinear Waves and Solitons appear in a large variety of natural and man-made systems. The interplay between the nonlinear and the linear properties of a propagation medium results in interesting properties of wave formation and dynamics. Waves with either periodic or localized profiles can be formed and undergo complex dynamics under propagation in continuous and discrete systems. Self-localized structures having the form of bright, dark and kink solitons have been observed in many experiments and their study is a field of continuously increasing research interest with respect to both theory and applications. Therefore, the study of nonlinear waves and solitons has been extended to cases of structured and inhomogeneous media, active and dissipative systems and media with nonlocal response. Advanced techniques of applied mathematics, theory of nonlinear dynamics and numerical analysis are continuously being developed and utilized, and new applications of scientific and technological interest emerge. The workshop focuses on mathematical methods and techniques as well as on applications in different fields of physics including, among others, nonlinear optics, Bose-Einstein condensates, field theory, water waves, fluid dynamics, plasma physics, lattices of coupled oscillators and biophysics.
Dynamical Probability: Simulations and Computing.

Prof. Clement Boateng Ampadu, , ,

Description: To bring together all researchers that use probability in their work to study dynamical systems. To highlight critical research directions and exchange collaborative ideas so as to spur further research activity. This call is broad , and we invite general topics in this regard.
Silicene and Germanene: Novel Synthetic 2D Materials

Paola De Padova, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche-Istituto di Struttura della Materia, , Italy


Description: Boosted by graphene’s discovery, the last few years have seen a flourishing research on novel two-dimensional materials, both from the theoretical and experimental sides. Among these novel layered materials, silicene and germanene, silicon/germanium sheets considered as graphene’s cousins, are new born synthetic 2D materials, predicted to be robust topological insulators. They could possibly play a major role in the future nano/micro-electronics . This symposium will address key issues related their exceptional structural and electronic properties.
Computational Chemistry

Thomas Hofer, University of Innsbruck, Institute of General, Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry, Austria

Bernd Rode, University of Innsbruck, Institute of General, Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry, Austria

Description: Although the general theory of chemistry has been developed in the first half of the 20th century, its application to realistic chemical systems had to wait until suitable high-performance computers for the solution of the huge numerical tasks associated had become available.The Workshop in Computational Chemistry aims to provide a comprehensive coverage of selected achievements in the area of theoretical and computational chemistry including applications in physics, chemistry, biology, material science etc. Contributions from both the development of fundamental theoretical methodology and computational algorithms to extensive numerical applications to specific scientific problems ranging from gas-phase to condensed phase, and to biological systems, will be included. Ab initio and semiempirical quantum mechanics, density functional theory, molecular mechanics, molecular dynamics, statistical mechanics, cheminformatics, biomolecular structure prediction, molecular design, and bioinformatics examplify the broad spectrum of contemporary computational chemistry work, which has made theory an equivalent tool and partly even a front runner in modern research methodology.
Complex Networks

José Mendes, University of Aveiro, Department of Physics, Portugal

Description: This workshop will focus on topics of complexity with special emphasis on complex networks and multiplex networks. Complex networks are studied in many diverse fields, such as mathematics, physics, biology, sociology, economics, and computer science. In recent years, the field has seen a tremendous growth. The session will focus on recent advances in the field and will include both theoretical and applied research in complex systems. Particular emphasis will be given to the interdisciplinary nature of complex networks. A wide range of topics will be covered, such as network structure and dynamics on networks, coupled networks, spreading, synchronization, visualization, algorithms, large-scale data analysis, as well as networks of interest to biology, sociology, computer science, economics, medicine, linguistics, etc.
Analytic and Iterative Reconstruction Methods in PET and SPECT

George Kastis, Academy of Athens, Research Center of Mathematics, Greece

Anastasios Gaitanis, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Greece

Description: The aim of tomographic imaging modalities employed in Nuclear Medicine (PET and SPECT) is to acquire an image of the radioactivity distribution throughout the patients’ body and to obtain molecular information. Both imaging modalities detect gamma rays from various angles. The raw data in both PET and SPECT are three-dimensional (3D) which can be rebinned in 2D data set. Image reconstruction algorithms can be classified into two main categories: analytic and iterative. The iterative algorithms are widely used in nuclear medicine. They are popular due to their ability to model and manipulate projection noise as well as to model imaging physics using the transition matrix. The analytic algorithms are based on direct inversion of Radon transform. Due to the introduction of streak artifacts in the reconstructed image, a post-reconstruction filter is usually required. Analytic algorithms are still in use in nuclear medicine due to their fast reconstruction times and better quantification. In this workshop recent developments in both analytic and iterative reconstruction algorithms for PET and SPECT will be discussed.
Geometric integration in physical sciences and engineering

Odysseas Kosmas, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Mechanical Engineering, Germany

Dimitrios Vlachos, University of Peloponnese, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Greece

Description: Many differential equations, which are of interest in the physical sciences and engineering, exhibit geometric properties that are preserved by the dynamics. Discrete Lagrangian integrators, as a special type of geometric integration, has been recent interest in developing numerical schemes that preserve as many of these geometric invariants as possible. Such methods are of particular interest for problems that can be described by geometric mechanics, wherein the preservation of physical invariants such as the energy, momentum, and symplectic form can be important when simulating long-time dynamics of such systems. The aim of the session is to bring together researchers in mathematics, computer science, physical sciences, and engineering, who are interested in the broad area of numerical methods (for ordinary differential equations to partial differential equations) that preserve the underlying structure of the governing differential equations.
Keynote And Invited Talks

Elias Vagenas, Kuwait University, Department of Physics, Kuwait

Description: This workshop is for the Keynote and Invited Talks of IC-MSQUARE 2014.

International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences

August 28-31, 2014
Madrid, Spain