A series of training events are planned within the SFB. The aims of these events are:

- To promote the integration of graduate students and early post-docs into the research of the SFB.
- To aid collaboration between SFB members with different academic backgrounds: Mathematics, Physics and Computational Science.
- To provide an opportunity for younger members to network and establish connections with members from different institutions.

The training events will be organised by the Training Committee:

If you would like to contact any of the committee members with suggestions or feedback about the training events please use the e-mail address:

Graduate Workshop Computational Physics: from small tools to big questions,
December 22, 2014, Regensburg |
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Location: Room 4.1.12 |
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10:00 | Rudi Rödl |
The hdf5 file format |

10:20 | Rainer Schiel |
The variational method: introduction and new tricks |

10:40 | Stefan Solbrig |
GNU autotools |

11:20 | Peter Georg |
QPACE2 software |

12:00 | Lunch | |

14:00 | Larry Yaffe |
Numerical holography and heavy ion collisions |

15:00 | Coffee | |

15:30 | Jörn Wilms, Erlangen |
Testing relativity through supermassive black holes |

17:00 | Discussions | |

19:00 | Dinner at Brandl-Bräu |

Young Researcher's Training, December 7-9, 2014, Dagstuhl |
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for details see this indico webpage | ||

Graduate Workshop on Topics in Computer-aided Physics December 18, 2013, Regensburg |
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Location: Room 4.1.12 |
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14:30 | |
Welcome |

14:35 | J. Simeth |
FORM: An Introduction |

15:20 | A. Sternbeck |
Coarrays: A Parallel Programming Model in Fortran |

15:50 | |
Coffee break |

16:15 | C. Schmidt (U Bielefeld) |
Conserved Charge Fluctuations and QCD Critical Behavior |

17:00 | F. Rappl |
Compiler Construction: A Tedious Task with Benefits |

17:30 | |
Discussions |

19.30 | |
Dinner at "Brandl-Bräu" |

SFB Training
Meeting, January 12, 2012, Wuppertal |
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Location: Lectures in room K.11.07, exercises in room G.16.13 |
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9:00-9:10 | F. Gruber, M. Wandelt |
Welcome |

9:10-10:40 | A. Frommer |
The Lanczos approach as a general principle of approximation in
numerical linear algebra Lecture script |

If A is a matrix and b a vector, the subspace K generated by b and the first m powers of A contains the essential information for almost everything relating A and b. This lecture will explain how the Lanczos process for computing an orthogonal basis for A can be seen as a universal tool from which we obtain approximations to the solution of the linear system Ax = b, approximations to the eigenvalues of A and approximation to matrix functions of the form f(A)b. We will also establish the connection to the polynomial approximation which is the key to an analysis of the various methods. | ||

10:40-11:10 | Coffee Break | |

11:10-12:40 | G. Bali |
Computation of hadronic 2 point functions in Lattice QCD Lecture script |

Strongly interacting particles are called hadrons. These are composed of quarks and gluons. Their masses can be determined in Lattice simulations, from so-called two-point functions, where the particle of interest is created at some initial time and destroyed at a later time, on a four dimensional space-time lattice. The ground state mass is then obtained from the exponential decay at large time differences. Methods to construct and to compute these two-point functions are introduced and explained for simple examples, and hadron masses extracted. This follows on from the previous lecture where so-called quark propagators are obtained by solving a sparse linear system. These are the building blocks of the two-point functions discussed here. The implementation will take place in the accompanying computer practicals. | ||

Lunch | ||

14:00-15:30 | K. Kahl |
Exercises Tasks |

these will feature Matlab experiments, focusing on (medium size) lattice computations with Wilson fermions. | ||

15:30-16:00 | Coffee Break | |

16:00-17:30 | A. Sternbeck |
Exercises Solutions with codes |

these will use the results of the previous exercises - quark propagators - to calculate two-point functions and extract estimates of particle masses. | ||

18:00 | Social Program |

Graduate Workshop on Data Analysis and Visualization, December 21, 2011, Regensburg |
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Location: Room 4.1.12 |
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13.30-13.35 | F. Gruber |
Welcome |

13.35-13.55 | R. Schiel |
Jack-knife and bootstrap sampling |

13.55-14.15 | A. Sternbeck |
Fitting data with Minuit and ROOT |

14.15-14.35 | J. Najjar |
Gnuplot 4.4.4: New features and advanced plotting |

14.35-15.00 | |
Coffee Break |

15.00-15.20 | W. Söldner |
Plotting with matplotlib |

15.20-15.40 | F. Gruber |
Multidimensional visualizations with VisIt |

15.40-15.45 | S.Collins |
Information on the graduate training in Wuppertal (12.01.) |

15.45-16.30 | |
Discussions |

18.00-19.00 | |
Guided tour through the "Kepler-Haus", Keplerstr. 5 |

19.30 | |
Dinner at "Kneitinger am Arnulfsplatz" |