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”
On 11 September 2015 Manuela Mura gave an invited talk about “Theoretical characterisation of STM assembly of flat organic molecules on Au(111) surface” at the first edition of ICON2 “International conference on novel nanomaterials”.
On Monday 7th of September 2015 took place the workshop “Teaching the Physical Aspects of the Molecular Biosciences” at the initiative of the British Biophysical Society (BBS). The workshop was hosted by the University of Sheffield. The aim of the workshop was principally to assess what was missing in the current physics education of students… Read More ›
International Lorentz workshop “The future of multi-scale soft matter modeling” took place on 31.08-4.09.2015 in Leiden, Holland. Around 25 scientists, including PhD students, took part in intensive program comprising of lectures, poster and oral presentations and extensive Q&A and discussion sessions. The discussed simulation methods ranged from quantum and full atomistic molecular dynamics to various… Read More ›
Fabien presents poster “Curvature induced phase separation in cubic phases” at Lorentz workshop “The future of multi-scale soft matter modeling”, 31.08-4.09.2015, Leiden, Holland.