CECAM Highlights

While we work and await happier days when it will again be possible to gather and make science standing in front of the same blackboard (notebook, whiteboard, computer screen…) we would like to propose a different way to keep in touch. In the weeks to come, we shall publish regularly on our website videos and documents from our archives. We hope that they will prove unobtrusive and interesting companions for our journey through these challenging times.

Computer modeling for industrial applications

Massimo Noro Daresbury labs, William Curtin EPF-Lausanne

How is simulation relevant for industry? What are the professional paths for simulators in a non-academic environment? In this conversation, these questions are addressed to provide insight on industrial use of simulation and large computational facilities.

Computational Molecular Design: Mathematical Theory, High Performance Computing, In Vivo Experiments

Christof Schuette, Freie Universitaet Berlin

Can we go all the way from mathematics to commercial drugs via simulations? In this 2016 talk, the path is illustrated via the design process of a pain reliever, highlighting the benefits of an interdisciplinary and integrated approach, but also indicating potential pitfalls and obstacles along the way.

Advances in Interatomic Potentials for Materials

Gabor Csanyi, University of Cambridge

Plenary Lecture at “Molecular and materials simulation at the turn of the decade: Celebrating 50 years of CECAM” Lausanne Sept. 9-12 2019
How do we build accurate and efficient interatomic potentials? Here is a discussion of recent progress that combines use of highly accurate electronic structure data, nonparametric function fitting, sophisticated representation theory.

Topology in Biology?

Julia Yeomans, University of Oxford

Plenary Lecture at “Molecular and materials simulation at the turn of the decade: Celebrating 50 years of CECAM” Lausanne Sept. 9-12 2019
Discover the role that active topological results may have in regulating the turnover in epithelial cell layers and in contributing to controlling the structure of bacterial colonies.

If you wish to receive information on CECAM highlights and you are not on our mailing list, please subscribe