Seminars, conferences, symposiums, etc. held by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung

### Conference on Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Industrial and Financial Mathematics Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) will host international conference on industrial and applied mathematics at ITB during July 6 – 8, 2010. The research group has continuing research interests in financial mathematics, optimization, applied probability, control theory and its application; biological, physical modeling and the application of mathematics in sciences, fluid dynamics, and numerical methods and scientific computing. The conference shall provide a venue to exchange ideas in those areas and any aspect of applied mathematics, in promoting both established and new relationships. Participants from throughout the areas are especially encouraged to attend.

### The Gruber-Soedigdo Lecture

The Gruber-Soedigdo Lecture is created to recognize and honor Prof. Max Gruber (University of Gronigen) and Prof. Soedigdo (Institut Teknologi Bandung), as founders of Biochemistry Division at Institute Teknologi Bandung. The Gruber-Soedigdo Lecture activity will be include Seminar and Workshop which is planned to be held annually. The Gruber-Soedigdo Lecture 2008 theme is Protein folding and dynamics and their implication for human disease.

### Seminar Kimia Bersama ITB-UKM

Seminar Bersama Kimia ITB-UKM (JSChem-ITB-UKM) merupakan serangkaian pertemuan ilmiah yang pada mulanya diprakarsai oleh dua institusi akademik, yaitu Program Studi Kimia, FMIPA, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, dan Program Pengajian Kimia dan Teknologi, Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Kegiatan ini pertama kali diadakan pada tanggal 17-18 November 1994 di Fakulti Sains Fizis dan Gunaan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, yang kemudian diselenggarakan secara teratur dan bergantian oleh kedua perguruan tinggi tersebut.

### International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Sciences (ICMNS)

The International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Sciences (ICMNS) is organized to promote the development of sciences and their prospects in the development of science based technology. The four first events were organized at the national level. Since the fifth event in 2006, the conference also invites colleagues from overseas to take part in the conference with the aim of extending the existing

### International Symposium on Computational Science

Researches in computation are growing fast parallel to the needs for high performance and complex computations in sciences and technologies. Sharing and exchange of scientific information with competent researchers and institutions will stimulate and accelerate researches in computation. **Because the sciences became more complex that requires computationsand the future of sciences is interdisciplinary that requires collaborations** The idea that computational science constitutes the "third pillar" of scientific inquiry, alongside theory and experimentation, was introduced around two decades ago. Actually, the seeds of its birth were already spread out when Elsevier published the Journal of Computational Physics in 1966 and Wiley published the Journal of Computational Chemistry in 1980. Since then, Computational Chemistry was considered as a third branch of Chemical Sciences together with Experimental Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry, if it is categorized based on its dominant scientific methodology in researches. It seems natural when the Journal of Computational Biology was published in 1994, and outside the domain of sciences, we noticed the birth of the Journal of Computational Mathematics in 1983. In the domain of natural sciences, the development of Computational Science is a natural consequence of two revolutions in the 20th century. In the first half of the century, we witnessed scientific revolutions with the birth of the theory of quantum and relativity, and in the second half there were revolution in computer and information technology. In 1929, the Nobel Prize winning scientist P.A.M. Dirac wrote: "the underlying physical laws necessary for the mathematical theory of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty is only that the exact application of these laws leads to equations much too complicated to be soluble." When there were opportunities for physical and life scientists to solve the problems expressed by Dirac with the advancement of computers, computing methods, and applied mathematics, the birth of Computational Science became so logical. As an illustration, John Pople and Walter Kohn were awarded Chemistry Noble Prize in 1998 (near the end of 20th century) because the first developed chemistry from computational side (with intensive developments of new algorithms, basis sets and codes), and the second contributed to this area with his breakthrough in theoretical side (with the development of the Density Functional Theory), and both strengthened the Computational Chemistry. The 21st century will witness more interplay between theory and computation, integrating further the two revolutions in 20th century, to complement experimentation and to bridge theoretical and applied sciences. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, witnessed the increase complexity in sciences and their applications, so that the intensive development of Computational Science becomes unavoidable. FMIPA ITB is also aware that the future of sciences is interdisciplinary, that leads to the necessities of collaborations among its research divisions in the development of sciences including the Computational Science. Periodical scientific meetings in the field of computational science was established and performed collaboratively to realize the awareness of the importance of this field.