To promote interdisciplinary research with a mission to pursue cutting edge research
in the understanding of singular problems in nature that involve
multiple active scales, and to develop high level computational and analytical
methods for the effective treatment of such problems, with the goal of uncovering their governing laws.
Pakwo Leung Numerical studies of strongly correlated electron systems; application of parallel processing in computational physics
Tiezheng Qian Molecular simulation and hydrodynamic calculation of complex fluids; Monte Carlo simulations in statistical physics
Xiao-Ping Wang Adaptive methods for singular problems; numerical methods for micromagnetics simulations; phase transition; self-focusing in laser propagations; nonlinear waves
Yang Xiang Mathematical modeling and simulation in materials science; numerical analysis and scientific computing; partial differential equations
Kun Xu Computational fluid dynamics, gas kinetic schemes, rarefied gas flow; heat transfer
Seminars
Croucher Lab Inaugural Seminar delivered by Prof. Shing-Tung Yau of Harvard University and Chinese University of Hong Kong, entitled Application of Geometry to Computer Graphics and Medical Imaging on 26 March 2004, 4:30p.m.-5:30p.m. at Lecture Theatre E, HKUST
Croucher Lab Seminar delivered by Prof. Yongli Mi of Department of Chemical Engineering, HKUST, entitled Engineering the single molecules: from the basic concept to applications on 27 April 2004, 4:30p.m.-5:30p.m. at Room 3401, HKUST
Croucher Lab Seminar delivered by Prof. Zhouping Xin of IMS, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, entitled Multi-Dimensional Conservation Laws and Transonic Shock Waves on 06 May 2004, 4:30p.m.-5:30p.m. at Room 3008, HKUST
Croucher Lab Seminar delivered by Prof. George Papanicolaou of Stanford University, entitled Interferometric Array Imaging on 31 May 2004, 3:00p.m.-4:00p.m. at Room 4333, HKUST
To cope with the upcoming challenges of even larger computational
problems in the research area of high performance scientific computation,
a Linux parallel cluster laboratory equipped with around 140
Intel Pentium IV/Xeon/AMD Althon PCs has been setup.
By running message-passing programming systems like PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) and MPI (Message Passing Interface),
the aggregate power of these powerful computers can be used to solve resource-intensive computational problems.
More powerful clusters are constantly under construction.