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Physics Boat Workshop to be Held Onboard a Cruise Ship Going from Helsinki to Stockholm and Back on 9 – 11 June

The workshop “Atomic structure of nanosystems from first-principles simulations and microscopy experiments”, which is part of the series of “Physics Boat Workshops” is to be held onboard a cruise ship going from Helsinki to Stockholm and back on June 09-11, 2015.

The workshop will be preceded by a Tutorial on Microscopy Techniques, which will be in Helsinki on June 08.

The registration/abstract submission is open now, and the deadline for registration is 03.04.2015  (April 03, 2015).

Registration and abstract submission for the workshop is possible via an online form, follow the link from the workshop webpage:

http://viesti.physics.aalto.fi/pub/boat/

In this workshop we are going to bring together experts in microscopy and computational materials scientists to discuss the progress in TEM/STM/AFM experiments, analysis of the images and visualization of the atomic structure of nanosystems. The workshop will be focused on various nanostructures, and will include a wide variety of substrates from graphene to complex oxides.

The partial list of the invited speakers and lecturers at the tutorial is as follows:

* Shigeki Kawai, University of Basel, Switzerland
* Peter Grütter, McGill University, Canada
* Takeshi Fukuma, Kanazawa University, Japan
* Kislon Voïtchovsky, Durham University, UK
* Hiroshi Onishi, Kobe University, Japan
* Angelika Kühnle, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
* Jeremy Sloan, University of Warwick, UK
* Liv Hornekær, Aarhus University, Denmark
* Raul Arenal, Instituto de Nanociencia, Spain
* Oliver Gröning, EMPA, Switzerland
* Gregor Hlawacek, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden, Germany
* Lev Kantorovich, King’s College London, UK
* Ute Kaiser, Ulm University, Germany (not confirmed)
* Antonio Castro-Neto, National University of Singapore, Singapore (not confirmed)

Several additional invited speakers will be selected based on the submitted abstracts.

A limited number of slots will be available for contributed talks and more for poster presentations–we limit the workshop to 60 people.

There is no workshop fee. The participants will need to pay only a part of their accommodation costs (250 – 350 Euro, depending on the cabin type). The participation in the tutorial is free, but you must book a hotel room (if needed) yourself.

We apologize for possible cross-posting.

Physics Boat Workshop organizers
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Adam Foster
Teemu Hynninen
Arkady Krasheninnikov
Peter Spijker

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Adam Foster
Department of Applied Physics
Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
adam.foster@aalto.fi
physics.aalto.fi/groups/comp/sin/
@SINgroup
added on:  February 17th

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added on:  February 16th

International Conference ICDS 2015 on 27 – 31 July

ICDS 2015

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Abstract submission is open. The deadline for abstract submission is February 15th 2015.

The 28th International Conference on Defects in Semiconductors 2015 will be organized in Espoo, Finland, from the 27th to the 31st of July 2015.

The tutorial day will be organized on the 25th of July 2015.

The conference will focus on fundamental properties and applications of electrically, optically and magnetically active point and extended defects in materials for micro- and optoelectronics, spintronics, photovoltaics, etc. These include organic semiconductors, oxides, topological materials, both in bulk crystal and thin film forms as well as low-dimensional and nanoscale structures.

added on:  February 10th

AScI Thematic Programme Workshop on 3 December

Time: Wednesday 3rd December, 2014

Place: AScI Common room 3th floor, use the lift in the middle of the TUAS building

9:00 Introduction

9:15 Talk 1 – O. Anatole von Lilienfeld – “Machine Learning Methods for the Sampling of Chemical Space from First Principles”

10:00 Talk 2 – Luca Ghiringhelli – “Big Data of Materials Science – Critical Role of the Descriptor”

10:45 Coffee

11:30 Talk 3 – Filippo Federici – “Genetics in classical atomistic simulations”

12:15 Talk 4 – Erik Aurell – “Methods to learn models with very many parameters”

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Talk 5 – Pekka Marttinen – “Bayesian machine learning”

14:45 Talk 6 – Michael Gutmann – “Likelihood-free inference”

15:30 Coffee

16:15 Talk 7 – Patrick Rinke – “Opportunities for machine learning in electronic structure theory and excited states calculations”

17:00 Talk 8 – Torbjörn Björkmann – “Overview of databases and machine learning efforts in condensed matter physics”

17:45 Closing

There will be a series of annual thematic workshops on the topic of applying machine learning to solve physics problems. The first workshop is scheduled to take place in Dec 2014. See above.

added on:  December 1st

TRNM VIII Levi Finnish Lapland February 9-12, 2015

Following the success of the previous events, we will again organize the “Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials” workshop next year. The workshop will be held in Levi, Finnish Lapland, on February 9th – 12th, 2015:
@TRNM_workshop
The workshop will be focused on nanoscale materials, with thematic sessions on energy materials, graphene, inorganic 2D materials, and also on the role of defects.
There is no participation fee, and the conference site is easily reachable via Helsinki.
Registration is now open and the deadline for abstract submission/registration is November 28th.
A poster for the workshop is available here:

 

TRNM-VIII workshop organizers:
Adam Foster
Teemu Hynninen
Arkady Krasheninnikov
Kai Nordlund
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Adam Foster
Department of Applied Physics
Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
adam.foster@aalto.fi
physics.aalto.fi/groups/comp/sin/
@SINgroup
added on:  October 13th

Invitation to Submit a Proposal for the CECAM Flagship Programme in 2015

Dear Friends of CECAM,

This is our invitation for you to submit a proposal for the CECAM flagship programme in 2015. The call is open from 1 April 2014 to 11 July 2014.

Traditional CECAM workshops are intended as a forum for the discussion of new ideas in and around our core areas: simulation and modelling at the molecular and mesoscale scale, electronic structure calculations, density functional theory, quantum simulations, etc. We are interested in the development of new techniques in these fields and the application to interesting problems in the material sciences and the life sciences. These workshops normally last for 6 half-days and have between 20 and 50 participants. We are always open to suggestions if people would like to spend a little longer looking at an important problem. We are particularly interested in running a series of extended software development workshops involving early-career researchers. These workshops could be up to six weeks in duration and if you are interested in running ones of these then please call me directly.

We also run an extensive set of tutorials and schools in which PhD students, postdocs, young researchers and those interested in changing fields can learn about the simulation-driven approach to science and get a first-class grounding in new methods from experts in the CECAM network. Tutorials normally last 9 half-days with between 30 and 40 participants. In 2015, we would like to run up to ten such events in CECAM HQ (Switzerland) and a similar number in the other CECAM nodes.

An important aspect of the CECAM programme is that it is driven by and responds to the needs of its community. You choose the programme. However for CECAM to move forward we need to stretch our boundaries and the Board of Directors and the Scientific Advisory Committee of CECAM would welcome workshops in the fields of:

  • computational biology (in particular: characterization of intrinsically disordered proteins; synthetic biology; prediction of protein folding from amino acid sequence; prediction of mechanisms of membrane permeation; prediction of drug toxicity);
  • network modelling including systems biology;
  • exploration of atto-second timescales using time dependent density functional theory and quantum optimal control theory;
  • the behaviour of micro-swimmer suspensions such as bacterial colonies: active colloids;
  • the solution of the electronic Schrödinger equation as a stochastic process involving annihilating positive and negative walkers on the Slater determinant space; density matrix renormalisation group;
  • multi-scale modelling involving the close-coupling of simulations across more than two scales; application of multiscale modelling to engineering problems.

Workshops in these areas will be in addition to the more traditional material covered by CECAM.

Organizers of CECAM events play a crucial role in advertising their initiative, establishing the programme and selecting the participants. At the end of each workshop, we ask the organizers and participants to prepare a short report on the important new problems to be solved in the field, the directions that the field might take and any new initiatives and collaborations resulting from their deliberations.

CECAM workshops and tutorials can be run at CECAM HQ (Lausanne, Lugano, and Zurich in Switzerland) or at any one of the eighteen CECAM nodes described at our web-site. In the submission, we will ask you to be specific about your required location and your preferred dates.

Proposals are submitted online through http://www.cecam.org.  All workshop proposals will be peer reviewed.  Emphasis should be placed on outlining the challenging issues, which will be the focus of the event, and in establishing your proposed list of lecturers and participants.

All tutorial will be assessed by the scientific advisory committee of CECAM. A clear lecture plan for the tutorial and an outline of the hands-on experience provided at the tutorial are needed to make this assessment.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 11 July 2014. The CECAM Council will make the final decision about the 2015 programme on 21 November 2014. The proposers will be informed of the outcome within two weeks of this decision.

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals.

Dominic Tildesley

CECAM Director

added on:  April 2nd

Workshop “Atomic Structure of Nanosystems from First-Principles Simulations and Microscopy Experiments” on 3 – 5 June

The workshop “Atomic structure of nanosystems from first-principles
simulations and microscopy experiments”, which is part of the series
of “Physics Boat Workshops” is to be held onboard a cruise ship
going from Helsinki to Stockholm and back on June 03-05, 2014.

The registration/abstract submission deadline (March 28, 2014) for the workshop is in about a month from now.

Registration and abstract submission for the workshop is possible via
an online form, follow the link from the workshop webpage:

http://viesti.physics.aalto.fi/pub/boat/

In this workshop we are going to bring together experts in microscopy and computational materials scientists to discuss the progress in TEM/STM/AFM experiments, analysis of the images and visualization of the atomic structure of nanosystems. The workshop will be focused on various nanostructures, and will include a wide variety of substrates from graphene to complex oxides.

The partial list of the invited speakers is as follows:

* Philip Moriarty, University of Nottingham, UK
* Xavier Bouju, CNRS Toulouse, France
* Nicolas Lorente, CIN2 Barcelona, Spain
* Kei Kobayashi, Kyoto University, Japan
* Nicolaj Moll, IBM Zurich, Switzerland
* Angus Kirkland, Oxford University, UK
* Chris Ewels, Univeristy of Nantes, France
* Laszlo P. Biro, Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science, Hungary
* Stephan Hofmann, University of Cambridge, UK
* Shamil Shaikhutdinov, Fritz-Haber Institute, Germany
* Kazu Suenaga, AIST, Japan

Several additional invited speakers will be selected based on the submitted abstracts.

A limited number of slots will be available for contributed talks and poster presentations–we limit the workshop to 60 people.

There is no workshop fee. The participants will need to pay only a part of their accommodation costs (200 – 300 €, depending on the cabin type).

On behalf of the organizers,

Physics Boat Workshop organizers
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Adam Foster
Teemu Hynninen
Arkady Krasheninnikov
Peter Spijker

added on:  February 26th

Welcome to the Ψk Network – Charity in the Field of Electronic Calculations

It is a wide network, co-ordinated by a series of working groups, to help build cooperation in our subject. Everyone in the field of electronic structure calculations is invited to join the Ψk Portal. Via the portal you distribute and receive information about workshops, conferences and job announcements. You also receive the Ψk newsletters with highlights in our field and abstracts of preprints. Everyone is invited to contribute to this newsletter. Read more at: http://www.psi-k.org./

 

added on:  February 5th

Workshop “Active Fluids..” in Mariehamn, Åland on 28 – 31 May

Workshop “Active Fluids: New Challenges from Experiments to High-Performance Computing” in Mariehamn, Åland on 28 – 31 May

Scope

Recent years have been characterized by an increasing interest in and awareness of the role of multi-scale interactions in shaping the ecology of wide aquatic environments as the ocean and small-scale active suspensions as biofilms. These interactions range from micro-scale physical-biological coupling characterising the life of individual organisms to the large-scale population dynamics whose impact can be felt at the level of the global climate. Penetrating such new and intriguing research field demands a multidisciplinary approach accounting for the coupling of physics, chemistry, and biology from the microscale to the macroscale, thus the necessity of this workshop which aims at setting up a new common ground for scientists with different backgrounds.

The novelty of the proposed workshop is to bring together scientists working in a range of fields, from fluid dynamicists to mathematicians, from marine biologists to computational scientists, with the objective of setting the state of the art in numerical and experimental approaches to “active fluids”.

The venue is Hotel Arkipelag in downtown Mariehamn, the capital of the province of Åland, Finland. Note however that the program starts on a ferry from Stockholm to Mariehamn and your presence there is important information for the organizers. In addition to the invited talks, we plan to have ample time for discussions and some contributed talks and/or posters. Please indicated your interest in contributing via the registration form (with a title). There is no workshop fee. Travel on the ferry from Stockholm to Mariehamn, including dinner on the ferry, is free for all participants, as are coffee and lunches at the Workshop. We also plan for a workshop dinner on Thursday. The participants should aim for arriving to Stockholm so as to reach the ferry terminal by 16.00 on Wednesday, and plan for an arrival to back to Stockholm around 18.30 on Saturday (alternative possibilities exist eg. for travel via Finland).

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Invited Participants

  • Arazoo Ardekani (Notre Dame)
  • Lee Karp Boss (Maine)
  • Martin Bees (York)
  • Eric Clement (Uni. P and M Curie)
  • Frank Julicher (Max Planck Institute)
  • Ramin Golestanian (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Thomas Kiorboe (Technical Uni., Denmark)
  • Timothy Pedley (Cambridge)
  • Prasad Perlekar (TCIS, Hyderabad)
  • Holger Stark (Berlin)
  • Roman Stocker (MIT)

Application

If you want to apply for participation in the workshop, please fill in the application form. You will be informed by the organizers shortly after the application deadline whether your application has been approved. Due to space restrictions, the total number of participants is strictly limited (40 slots are forseen, invited speakers are of course automatically approved, but need to register anyway.)

Application deadline: 28 March 2014

There is no registration fee.

Travel Reimbursement

PhD students and young Postdoc fellows are eligible for travel grants to participate in the program. If you are interested in such a grant, please mark the corresponding field in the application form, briefly summarize your interest in the program in the comments field, and indicate an estimation of your expected travel expenses. Since only a limited number of grants is available, decision concerning the grants will be made on a case-by-case basis and you will be notified shortly after the application deadline. In addition, the COST Action MP1305 “Flowing matter” may support some of the participants; please check if you are egligible for COST support.

Accommodation

From the registration page you may book a room at one of the two hotels we have reserved for the participants. The accommodation is paid on spot.

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Sponsored by:

The event receives support from Nordita, SeRC – Swedish e-Science Research Centre, the COST program, the Aalto Science Institute (AScI), and CECAM (via the Aalto CECAM node).

Nordita Aalto University SeRC - Swedish e-Science Research Centre

Dates: from 28 May 2014 09:00 to 31 May 2014 18:00
Location: Mariehamn, Åland
Chairs: ALAVA, Mikko
BOFFETTA, Guido
BRANDT, Luca
CENCINI, Massimo
MITRA, Dhrubaditya
PUISTO, Antti
added on:  February 3rd

“Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials” Workshop on 10 – 12 February, 2014

Dear colleagues,

Following the success of the previous events, we will again
organize the “Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials” workshop next
year. The workshop will be held in Levi, Finnish Lapland, on February
10th – 12th, 2014:

trnm.aalto.fi
@TRNM_workshop

The workshop will be focused on nanoscale materials, with
thematic sessions on energy materials, graphene, inorganic 2D
materials, and also on the role of defects.

There is no participation fee, and the conference site is easily reachable via Helsinki.

Registration is now open and the deadline for abstract
submission/registration is November 29th.

A poster for the workshop is available here:

trnm.aalto.fi/trnm_vii_poster.png

TRNM-VII workshop organizers:

Adam Foster
Teemu Hynninen
Arkady Krasheninnikov
Risto Nieminen
Kai Nordlund

added on:  October 28th