Computer Algebra for Applied Physics



Session title

Computer Algebra for Applied Physics

Special Session at the 23rd Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra,

  Jerusalem, July 17-21, 2017




 Scientific Committee:



  • Applied Physics has long served as a prime arena for applications of computer algebra. Computer algebra methods play a central role in the treatment of concrete problems, modeling and applications. In general, computer algebra applications in Applied Physics include the development and implementation of new algorithms, nontrivial extensions of existing systems and the application and modification of specialized software packages and physics modeling environments such as Matlab, Comsol, Crosslight, T-Supreme, Medici, and Zemax etc.
  • Computer algebra serves as the key success to modeling, analyses, simulations and applications in large diversity of sub-areas of the Applied Physics. Typically, computations of seemingly simple problems may become very involved and analytical solutions become intractable. As a good example, we can think about the challenging development of silicon-based light-emitting devices whose modeling requires the coupling of hyperbolic equations of electromagnetic radiation, the parabolic equations of heat conduction, the elliptic equations describing electric potential, and the eigenvalue equations of quantum mechanics – with the nonlinear drift-diffusion equations of the semiconductor physics. These must be solved subject to generally nontrivial mixed Dirichlet-Neumann boundary conditions in nontrivial, inhomogeneous system geometries in three dimensions. Multiple time scales, shocks and non-convergence are some of the challenges which must be overcome. Various kinds of software packages are used in the process.
  • The session will group together specialists from diverse application areas of Computer Algebra for Applied Physics. Topics of the session include (but are not limited to) computer algebra for:



  • Dynamics (symbolic dynamics, deterministic chaos in dynamical systems)
  • Analyses (blow-ups of non-elementary stationary points, singularities of equations, etc...)
  • Nanotechnology (Modeling, simulations and applications)
  • Space Optics & Remote Sensing (planar systems, satellite structural design, State-Of-The-Art optics)
  • Development of Advanced Camera Systems (treatment of turbulence and aberrations in systems)
  • Electronics structure of materials and computational chemistry (computation of band gaps, inter-subband transitions, crystals & glass forming liquids, ab-initio material properties analysis)
  • Failure Mechanisms and material engineering computation (structure modeling, quality & reliability)
  • Methods (symplectic methods, normal form theory and computations, families of periodic solutions)

​  Above list is not final, and more topics can be considered as well



  • If you are interested in giving a presentation at this session, please email an abstract to: or
  • The duration of a talk is to be 30 minutes including time for discussion.
  • Submission of talks: see important dates below.
  • The submissions are requested a specific format for the abstracts: 1-2 pages, with some references.
  • This can help readers to understand what it is exactly about and also yield some homogeneity to the abstract book.
  • More information about the conference can be found at the ACA 2017 conference web page .

  Please use this LaTex template for your abstract, and send both the LaTeX source and/or Word/PDF compiled file


Important dates

  Submission of session proposals:

  • March 1st, 2017: deadline for submission
  • March 31st, 2017 : notification of acceptance
  • Early submission is encouraged, and early notification of acceptance will follow.

  Submission of talks :

  • April 30th, 2017: deadline for submission of talks
  • May 31st, 2017 : notification of acceptance
  • Early submission is encouraged, and early notification of acceptance will follow.

  Final version of abstracts : 

  • June 25th, 2017

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