NHR Conference '24

We bring together high performance computing users and providers of our NHR centers. You have the opportunity to present your projects in a poster session or contributed talk and to exchange ideas with the consulting and operational teams of the NHR centers.

The 2nd NHR Conference is taking place in Darmstadt in collaboration with NHR4CES@TUDa (Technische Universität Darmstadt).

Keynote Speakers

EARLY BIRD PRICES valid until July 2, 2024!




09.09.24 - 10.09.24

Scientific Conference >>

Early Bird Price: 100 EUR (50 EUR per day) until July 2, 2024 
Regular Price: 120 EUR (60 EUR per day)
Closing: August 25, 2024

Abstract Submission >>

poster and/or contributed talk
Closing: June 2, 2024 

11.09.24 - 12.09.24

NHR Networking Event >>

This event is an opportunity for all NHR employees of all centers,
NHR Graduate School Fellows and those involved in NHR working
groups/projects to exchange ideas and progress their projects.

Early Bird Price: 100 EUR (50 EUR per day) until July 2, 2024 
Regular Price: 120 EUR (60 EUR per day)
Closing: August 25, 2024

Network Meeting Proposal >>

Do you want to organize a working 
group meeting or project team meeting 
at the NHR Networking Event?
Share your idea with us and we will arrange 
a time slot for your meeting.

Closing: June 16, 2024



> Computational Engineering

In the area of Computational Engineering, we especially welcome contributions from the field of computational mechanics, with references to HPC and its impact on models and methods. We further invite talks on aspects of uncertainty quantification, and optimization or inverse problems in general.

> Materials Science

Within the Materials Science Sessions, we aim to explore the state-of-the-art computational frameworks and automated workflows to identify and design novel materials with optimal physical, chemical or mechanical properties, for example by using multiscale approaches, machine learning or high-throughput techniques.

> Simulation & Artificial Intelligence

Simulation & AI addresses the development and application of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for engineering and sciences. This includes aspects such as surrogating or complementing simulation or optimization models through AI and ML, generative design, data generation, as well as the combination of physics-based and data-driven modeling and simulation through including prior knowledge into ML (“physics-informed ML”).

With top-class keynote speakers and further lectures on this year’s scientific topics, the conference will provide the basis for a scientific exchange beyond disciplinary boundaries. By presenting your research in a talk or poster, you are invited to initiate discussions with other scientists.

The NHR is made for science and so you are asked to provide impetus to make NHR meet your needs. Consulting, and operator staff will participate in the program, and there will be lots of opportunities for one-on-one meetings as well as panel discussions.

Scientific Committee

Computational Engineering
Marek Behr (RWTH Aachen) | Martin Frank (KIT) | Sandra May (Uppsala U)

Materials Science
Hongbin Zhang (TU Darmstadt) | Jörg Neugebauer (MPIE)

Simulation and AI 
Oliver Weeger (TU Darmstadt) | Dominik Michels (TU Darmstadt) | Barbara Solenthaler (ETH Zürich)

Location | Darmstadtium

The darmstadtium congress center is located in the heart of the art nouveau and science city of Darmstadt, directly on the city center campus of the Technical University and opposite Darmstadt Castle. Opened in 2007, the congress center combines modern architecture with historical relics such as the old city wall, which has been integrated into the building. The building takes its name from the chemical element “Darmstadtium”, which was discovered in 1994 at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt.



Insight | NHR Conference '23

We are pleased to share with you the highlights of past year's NHR conference, which provided many exciting insights and interesting discussions during and after the scientific presentations and led to many stimulating conversations and exchanges between the participants.

Topics 2023 | Atomistic Simulation | Life Science | Agent-based Simulation
Keynote Speakers
  • Helmut Grubmüller, MPI for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen
  • Karissa Sanbonmatsu, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Mohammed AlQuraishi, Columbia University New York
  • Rob Axtell, George Mason University College of Science
Participants of the NHR Conference '23
Prof. Dr. Christof Schütte
NHR Conference '23
Zuse Institute Berlin
Women in HPC: Empowering Future Careers 2
Zuse Institute Berlin
Poster Session
Participants of the NHR Networking Event
Rob Axtell, George Mason University College of Science
NHR Conference '23
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wellein, NHR@FAU
Women in HPC: Empowering Future Careers 1
NHR Conference '23
Mohammed AlQuraishi, Columbia University New York
Zuse Institute Berlin