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”.
Back from helping Iain Bethune run the CP2K summer school in at the national lab in Daresbury. Also big help from Sanliang Ling and David Benoit. Over the summer solstice we could have seen the sun come up at dipolehenge made from bits of old synchrotron The school was, I think, a big success.
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 ›
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 ›
Jorge Kohanoff (Queen’s University Belfast) gave an overview of modelling irradiated materials, focussing on damage caused by electron capture. Some interesting observations concerned the inadvisability of taking a trip to Mars and UMOs (Unidentified Moving Objects). Around 40 attendees from 24+ institutions attended the meeting that brought together some of the community using and developing… Read More ›
PhD Student Javier Díaz visited Swansea to attend the Physical Aspects of Polymer Science conference, organised by the Institute of Physics, which took place from the 13th to 15th of September in Swansea, Wales. Scientists from all around the world spoke about a large range of subjects involving polymer physics, including theory, experiments and simulations…. Read More ›
Sergey Chulkov and Matt Watkins helped to deliver the 2017 CP2K user tutorial on ‘Advanced ab-initio MD methods’ at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. CP2K is a multinational open-source code for simulating material properties at an atomistic scale.
On Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July, Martin attended the Soft Matter Showcase meeting in Durham organised by the SOFI Centre for Doctoral Training. The talks covered a wide range of topics, including light-controlled swimming bacteria, metal-coated droplets for drug delivery and making fade-proof paint by learning from how nature produces colour.
Scientific thinkers from around Europe will come together for the annual meeting of COST Crystallize. This year the crystallisation-focused meeting is taking place at the University of Lincoln in the UK. Crystallisation – the process of crystal formation via crystal nucleation and growth – is typically employed in chemical manufacturing as a purification step or… Read More ›
A conference on Crystallization will be held at the University of Lincoln on Monday 26th-Tuesday 27th of June 2017. It is the annual meeting of the Crystallize CM1402 EU COST Action involving scientists from 27 different countries. Invited speakers include: Chick Wilson (University of Bath, UK) Joop ter Horst (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK) Jacco… Read More ›
On 23 – 27 January 2017 Andrei Zvelindovsky was an invited participant of the discussion Lorentz workshop ‘Structured soft interfaces: caught between multi-scale simulation and application’ held at Lorentz International Center for scientific workshops in Leiden, the Netherlands. From the workshop aim description: The science of soft materials is slowly moving into the direction of predictive capability…. Read More ›
In the final talk of CP2K Summer School 2016 (23rd – 26th August 2016, King’s College London)”Multiscale modelling – mixed hamiltonians and external fields in CP2K” Matt Watkins introduced TDDFT methods from ARCHER HPC eCSE work.
From July 13th to July 15th 2016 Fabien Paillusson participated to a satellite meeting of StatPhys 2016 on jamming and granular matter, held at Queen Mary University. Owing to variety and quality of the participants, the workshop was a great success and some major developments in the field (e.g. regarding Edwards’ flat measure hypothesis) have… Read More ›
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From Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th April, Martin attended the High Polymer Research Group Meeting at Pott Shrigley in Cheshire, which brought together scientists from a wide range of disciplines to discuss polymers and their applications. The focus of this year’s meeting was the use of polymers in healthcare.
Bart Vorselaars was invited to the Crystallize Annual COST meeting in Coimbra, Portugal (6-8th of April) and gave a presentation with the title “Nucleation from an aqueous solution and in a melt: inferring critical sizes and rates from simulation“.
Andrea Floris participated to the RAMM2016 conference for Recent Appointees in Materials Modelling, held in Queen Mary University London, the 23-24 March 2016. He gave a talk about “Synthesis of self-assembled molecular nanostructures on metallic and insulating substrates” The meeting has been an excellent occasion to meet other Lecturers across UK, share experiences, science and ideas… Read More ›
UK-Japan symposium on Atomic and Molecular manipulation, 15-16 December 2015, Nottingham, UK A talk by Matt Watkins on 15 December 2015: “Rapid and quantitative measurements of 3D force maps and the reconstruction of water density distributions over fluorite surfaces”