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Tech Report #45: October 2, 2003

ATIP Report Abstracts 2003: Part 9

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2003 ATIP REPORT ABSTRACTS: Part 9 (September)



A typical ATIP Report is in two parts, one public portion, and one subscriber portion. The following is the titles of the reports published in September 2003 (see the rest at the URL above or in this series on the GLOCOM Platform).

  • ATIP03.048 : Fusion of Nano and Bio Technologies
  • ATIP03.049 : NAL Numerical Simulator III
  • ATIP03.050 : Third ESF Conference on Quantum Information Processing
  • ATIP03.051 : Nanobiotechnologies II, Grenoble
  • ATIP03.052 : 5th International Congress on Industrial & Applied Mathematics


Date: 8 September 2003
ATIP03.048: Fusion of Nano and Bio Technologies

ABSTRACT: Projects within Japan that concentrate on the fusion of nanotechnology and biotechnology (FNB) were presented at the International Symposium on Fusion of Nano and Bio Technologies, which was held on March 9-10, 2003 at Tsukuba, in Japan. The symposium was organized by the Biomaterials Center, the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the Nanotechnology Researchers Network Center of Japan. There were 19 oral and 49 poster presentations, with approximately 2,000 participants. NIMS, one of Japan's leading research institutions, established the Biomaterials Center in late 2001, which now has several groups focused on various aspects of nano-biotechnology. Programs at NIMS and key presentations from the conference are summarized in the present report.

Date: 9 September 2003
ATIP03.049: NAL Numerical Simulator III

ABSTRACT: In addition to the glowing presence of the Earth Simulator on the high performance computing (HPC) scene, Japan has a new star which has quietly risen in the background, namely the 10TFlop Numerical Simulator III (NSIII) from Fujitsu, at Japan's National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL). NAL has a long history of premier HPC machines and many HPC performance firsts due to a dedicated vision in HPC development, in large part put forth by the late Dr Hajime Miyoshi. NSIII became fully operational in October 2002. The machine is currently being used by NAL researchers, primarily for the solution of traditional thermo-fluids research problems. However, due to the power of the machine, a new avenue of research in multi-discipline, multi-physics problems is also being explored. The present report paints a broad view of HPC at NAL, including the history of HPC at NAL, the development and features of NSIII, and finally, the performance and current status of NSIII.

Date: 16 September 2003
ATIP03.050: Third ESF Conference on Quantum Information Processing

ABSTRACT: The present report is an overview of the third European Science Foundation (ESF) conference on quantum information theory and quantum computing, entitled "Advances in Quantum Information Processing: From Theory to Experiment", which was held in Erice, Sicily (Italy), on March 15-22, 2003. The conference was organized under the 36 th International School of Quantum Electronics at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture. This event, which included twenty-six presentations, mostly by European researchers, highlighted achievements and unresolved problems in quantum information processing as well as in quantum information theory. Presentations mainly dealt with quantum information theory (entanglement, mathematical tools, and conceptual foundation of information). Four presentations specifically focused on experimental developments for quantum information processing.

Date: 23 September 2003
ATIP03.051: Nanobiotechnologies II, Grenoble

ABSTRACT: Nanobiotechnologies II was held on April 22-24, 2003, in Grenoble, France. This is a follow-up to the first conference on the subject, which occurred in Paris in December 2001. The goal of this event was to review recent developments in nanosciences and nanotechnologies and associated applications in medicine, pharmaceutical development, and the environment. The conference consisted of workshops with mostly European and French presenters and topics addressing biomimetic systems, micro/nano systems for biology, nano-objects for biology, biomolecules for electronics and materials, nano-observation, as well as working molecules and molecular machines. This report provides a summary of the key presentations from this conference.

Date: 30 September 2003
ATIP03.052: 5th International Congress on Industrial & Applied Mathematics

ABSTRACT: This report summarizes the 5 th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, ICIAM 2003, held in Sydney, Australia, on July 7-11, 2003. With 1,730 participants from 60 countries, five embedded meetings, 34 keynote presentations, and approximately 1,700 presentations, ICIAM 2003 was a major international congress that provided a comprehensive picture of the current state of applied mathematical research and its industrial applications. The Congress program included three special days: Industry Day, Education Day, and Community Day.

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