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October 17 (Mon.), 2011
Science Council of Japan Auditorium

The 1st International Symposium on Large-scale Computational Science and Engineering
- local disaster, global earth and space problems -

With the recent drastic improvement in the performance of computers, researchers around the world have been focusing on multi-physics phenomena,multi-scale in terms of time and space, including different physical phenomena such as earth/astronomical sciences, engineering, and the molecular/quantum scienceof materials/living organisms, which are nowachieving new results. In order to provide an opportunity for these results to be conveyedto society, the Science Council of Japan, an independent administrative agency,held "The 1st International Symposium on Large-scale Computational Science and Engineering - local disaster, global earth and space problems-" in the Science Council of Japan Auditorium on Monday, October 17.

There were about70people at the symposium. Since participants from outside of the academic field were expected, simultaneous interpretation was provided.

Of the research topics mentioned above, those related to the analysis of macro phenomena based on continuum dynamics, such as meteorology, global warming, earthquake disasters, and space science, were selected for the symposium. A total of fourteen researchers were invited, seven from Japan, who have been leading their fields both within and outside of the country andparticipated in the panel discussions, and seven others, who were invited from abroad and delivered the plenary speeches. They presented cutting-edge research from their own fields on simulation fundamentals, including modeling and the numerical calculation method.

The symposium clarified theories/technologies specific to each research topic,as well as somecommon to more than one topic. Therefore, more significant and meaningful outcomes were achieved than if only one research field had been covered. At this symposium, the way simulation technology is used and disseminated in society was also introduced, and the current situation, as well as future problems and prospects, was actively discussed.

With regards to CREST’s research area of "High Performance Computing for Multi-scale and Multi-physics Phenomena", seven teams presented their research. The presentations were as follows:

Presentations from the symposium (in Japanese and then in English)

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