eSSENCE-SeRC: Materials & Molecules Meeting 2016

Multiscale Modelling of Materials and Molecules 2016, the latest in an annual series of meetings arranged as part of the the eSSENCE national e-science programme, will take place at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala between Tuesday 7th June and Thursday 9th June, lunch-to-lunch. We use the term “materials” in a broad sense, to include solids, liquids, and molecules, and interfaces between them. We will discuss both method & model development and interesting applications.

This year, we will have the European dimension as a special theme for one of the sessions. With the support of VR, Sweden will become a member of CECAM, with Uppsala University acting as the co-ordinating institution, and the opportunities for Swedish researchers arising from this will be discussed. Furthermore, the latest version of the European Roadmap for Modelling drafted by the European Materials Modelling Council will be presented and debated.


The meeting is free of charge, including all meals. Day 1 will start at 13.00 with oral sessions in the afternoon, with a poster session followed by a buffet dinner in the evening. Day 2 will include a full programme of oral presentations, plus the conference dinner; the meeting will end after the morning oral sessions at lunchtime on Day 3. We have reserved single and  double rooms at two hotels, with prices from 495 SEK per person per night (see details under Hotels). 

Invited keynote speakers are:

Georg Kresse (University of Vienna, Austria)
Prof. Kresse is the main developer of the VASP program, which is one of the world’s most
widely used electronic structure code for materials modelling (more than 2500 groups
from academia and industry).

Peter Kusalik (University of Calgary, Canada)
Prof. Kusalik is an expert on the dynamics of water and ice,  interfaces and crystallization.
He will speak about collective molecular phenomena and models for nucleation and growth,
on the theme “Simulation of crystallization: Past, present and future”.

Dominic Tildesley (CECAM, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
Prof. Tildesley is the Director of CECAM and an expert on computer simulation
of liquids. He will speak about CECAM and challenges of coarse-grained simulations
that go beyond electrons and atoms.

Klaus Koch (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
South Africa is the world’s largest supplier of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) and
Prof. Koch in an expert in PGM chemistry. He is an experimentalist with a
great interest in simulations and will discuss the challenges involved in trying to
understand the nature of the PGMs, and the challenges involved in meeting the
needs of the PGM industry.



Kersti Hermansson and team

Uppsala Universitet

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