About Us

CCPQ is a collaborative computational project with the original objectives (as CCP2) of developing theoretical techniques and computer programs to describe collisions between projectiles such as electrons, positrons or photons and atomic or molecular targets. Over the years these objectives have expanded to include atoms and molecules in strong (long-pulse and attosecond) laser fields, low-energy interactions of antihydrogen with small atoms and molecules, cold atoms, Bose-Einstein condensates and optical lattices. The project involves research scientists from UK universities and government laboratories as well as scientists from Germany, Italy, Japan and US. In late 2011, CCP2 was 'reborn' as CCPQ, taking in network activities, code curation and related molecular research such as molecular wavepacket dynamics, ultracold molecule formation and cold chemistry, from CCP6. The project is directed by a Steering Panel chaired by Dr Jimena D Gorfinkiel, with vice-chairs Dr Stephen Clark, University of Bristol, and Professor Hugo van der Hart, Queen's University Belfast. We thank and give our best wishes to former Chair Professor Graham Worth, University College London. The CCPQ Steering Panel with additional UK members and international members and advisers make up the network Working Group. If you work in the CCPQ areas of interest and would like to be involved in the Working Group, please contact Dr Gorfinkiel

The project is supported by STFC Scientific Computing Department (SCD), Daresbury Laboratory and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, through EPSRC's Service Level Agreement for core support of CCPs and HPC consortia, in particular by the Theoretical and Computational Physics Group Atomic and Molecular Physics team and by members of the Applications Performance Engineering Group and the Software Engineering Group. Core support provides administrative support for network activities and specialized computational, software engineering and scientific support for codes and research.