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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Originally posted on Study Physics:
On Wednesday 26th September Andrei Zvelindovsky gave a short talk titled “Newton’s mathematics revolution and modern physics” at the Gravity Fields Festival, the home place of Isaac Newton (Woolsthorpe Manor). Andrei showed how calculus is used to explain beautiful and enigmatic patterns in one of newest fields of physics – nano-physics. Newton is…

Publication on phase behavior of diblock copolymers after the inclusion of colloids

A paper has been accepted and published regarding the effect that nanoparticles have on the morphology of a diblock copolymer system. The paper appears in the journal Advanced Theory and Simulations 2018 September issue and can be found here  . It is the result of a collaboration of Lincoln’s group members Andrei Zvelindovsky, Marco Pinna… Read More ›

CCP5 Annual General Meeting 2018

On 11 and 12 of September 2018 Andrei Zvelindovsky took part in CCP5 Annual General Meeting 2018 “Advances in Simulations and Theory of Soft Matter Systems. Facing the Challenges.” held in the University of Manchester, UK. Andrei delivered an invited talk “Block copolymers in confinements and under external fields”.  

Growing nanowires

A new paper published in Nature Chemistry  where molecular nanowires up to one micrometer long were grown on insulating materials using a novel radical polymerisation process. This addresses one of the key issues in molecular electronics  – how to produce wires to connect components. This was an interdisciplinary project involving some great teams of chemists,… Read More ›

Materials Chemistry Consortium conference comes to Lincoln.

The Materials Chemistry Consortium conference will be held at the University of Lincoln from 3-5 September. The Materials Chemistry Consortium is a EPSRC funded High End Computing network that administers a substantial fraction of the time available on the national supercomputer, ARCHER. Work presented will highlight the abilities of modern atomistic simulation methods to reveal… Read More ›

CECAM workshop on Nano-structured Soft Matter

From June 25th to June 27th 2018 the School of Mathematics and Physics hosted a CECAM workshop “Nano-structured soft matter: a synergy of approaches to amphiphilic and block copolymer systems” bringing together experts in two research fields of soft matter physics: block co-polymers and lipid amphiphilic systems. The aim of the workshop was to facilitate… Read More ›

Effect of electric field on migration of defects in oxides: Vacancies and interstitials in bulk MgO

New paper in PRB looking at effects of electric fields on defect migration in oxides. One place this is important is the gate oxides of transistors, especially modern devices with small dimensions. It is a nice collaboration with University College London and the technical university of Vienna.

Job vacancy: HPC Scientist & Computer Manager

School of Mathematics and Physics Location:  Brayford Salary:   From £32,548 per annum This post is full time. Closing Date:   Thursday 23 August 2018 Interview Date:   Tuesday 11 September 2018 Reference:  COS198B The University of Lincoln has established a School of Mathematics and Physics, as a part of the College of Science. We… Read More ›

Paper in Journal of Chemical Physics

New paper published in the Journal of Chemical Physics. It looks at an old problem of accurately calculating energies of charged species in an infinite (periodically repeating) crystal. The 1/r dependence of the coulomb interactions makes this non-trivial. Tom Durrant, a PhD student at UCL in Alex Shluger’s group, has done painstaking work to unify… Read More ›

More polarons

“First-Principles Modeling of Polaron Formation in TiO2 Polymorphs” was just published in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. A very fruitful collaboration with Keith McKenna’s group at the University of York.

British Spanish Society Award

PhD student Javier Díaz received the 2018 British Spanish Society Scholarship aimed at postgraduate students linking Spanish and British research. Plastic Energy sponsored one of the eight awards which will allow Javier  to extend his PhD with a stay in Barcelona to collaborate with Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga, working on polymer nanocomposites. The acceptance ceremony took… Read More ›

CECAM workshop in Lincoln

There will be a CECAM workshop at the University of Lincoln (Isaac Newton Building), 25-27th of June 2018, on Nano-structured soft matter: a synergy of approaches to amphiphilic and block copolymer systems.  Andrei Zvelindovsky, Fabien Paillusson, Martin Greenall and Bart Vorselaars from the University of Lincoln and Xiaohu Guo from Daresbury Laboratory have successfully applied for… Read More ›

Paper on Gibbs’ paradox

Originally posted on Theory of Complex Matter:
? In thermodynamics, quantities such as energy, volume, quantity of matter and the infamous entropy are so-called extensive quantities: if the system size is doubled their value is doubled too, if the system size is tripled so is their value and so on. That entropy is extensive ensures that…

CP2K Summer School 2018

Matt Watkins will be helping run the 2018 CP2K summer school. This will run from 19th-22nd June 2018 at the Science & Technology Facilities Council’s Daresbury Laboratory. Details here. If you would like to learn how to use the CP2K atomistic simulation software suite on HPC, or really want to visit Daresbury, register now.

2018 APS March Meeting in Los Angeles

From 5th till 9th of March 2018 Andrei Zvelindovsky and Javier Díaz attended the APS March Meeting in Los Angeles, California, USA.  On the Wednesday Poster Session Javier presented Mesoscopic Simulations of Nanoparticle/Block Copolymer Systems, while on Friday an oral presentation was given on the Polymer Nanocomposite session. Huge numbers of physicist from everywhere in the world… Read More ›

PGR research conference

I presented the progress of the first 6 months of my part-time master’s degree in the postgraduate research conference in the Double Tree Hilton in February 2018. I was still gaining familiarity with the software, but had some 1D and 3D simulations of drug release to present. Since I have a passion for science communication,… Read More ›

Research visit to Durham

From Tuesday February 13 to Thursday February 15 (2018) Fabien visited Durham university to discuss a research project with Halim Kusumaatmaja from Durham university UK and Victor Ambrus from West University of Timisoara Romania. The project aims at combining the numerical and theoretical skills of V. Ambrus to simulate hydrodynamics flows and the expertise of… Read More ›


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