A Multigrid Tutorial with Applications to Molecular Dynamics

Progress in science depends on new techniques, new discoveries and new ideas, probably in that order.

                                                                -Sydney Brenner, Nature, 5 May 1980

Inspired by this philosophy, 31 scientists including 12 each from United States and Israel, 5 from Germany, and 2 from France-gathered informally  on the lovely campus of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, on October 10, 1995, for a three-day workshop.

Our mission was simple: teach some basic elements of multigrid (MG) techniques, present recent algorithmic work in molecular dynamics (MD), and begin a dialogue between the applied mathematicians specializing in multigrid approaches and the various scientists (biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists) interested in simulations of biomolecular  dynamics. The scientific program, which included tutorial-style lectures, poster sessions, and group discussions, fit this mission well. The social program-dinners highlighting Israeli and Mediterranean cuisine and excursions to Masada, the Dead Sea, and Jerusalem-provided further ground for exchange of ideas of cross-fertilization among the scientists in various disciplines.

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