The 2018 eSSENCE meeting on “Multiscale modelling of materials and molecules”

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The 2018 eSSENCE meeting on
“Multiscale modelling of materials and molecules”
will take place 11-13 June in Uppsala
https://sites.google.com/site/emultiscale2018/
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A special feature of this meeting will be the focussed workshop on the theme

“Materials and molecular modelling in the 21st century: Physics-based or data-driven?”

co-supported by the European Materials Modelling Council.

Researchers in computational chemistry, physics and biology traditionally use physics-based* models. However, currently there is much excitement (to use a mild word) about big data and machine learning in materials and molecular modelling, and the opportunities that these approaches can bring. But are there scientific risks and shortcomings coming with it? Is this development in fact driving us towards “…numbers, not insights”, i.e. away from Professor Charles Coulson’s (Oxford) famous wish for “…insights, not numbers” ?!

Together with local and international experts from the NOMAD (European Center of Excellence; www.nomad-coe.eu ) and  AiiDA (www.aiida.net) initiatives and the Virtual Fab multiscale-platform  (South Korea; nano.vfab.org) all participants are welcome to join in enlightening these multi-facetted questions through presentations and discussions.

Very welcome to the meeting! The registration is now open.

Kersti Hermansson, Peter Broqvist and team
kersti@kemi.uu.se, peter.broqvist@kemi.uu.se
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