CECAM-Psik Research Conferences

CECAM and Psi-k have agreed to jointly  organize every year a high-profile   research conference on an outstanding subject in the broad area of computational materials science. Topics can range from applications in solid-state materials, soft matter, or biomolecules, to theoretical, methodological, and algorithmic advances. 

The conference  aims at promoting interdisciplinary exchange and focus on exceptional scientific challenges that go beyond current boundaries, fostering the discussion of new developments. The CECAM Psi-k Conference should especially consider interdisciplinary topics where different thematic areas covered by CECAM and Psi-k can meet. 

The conference should typically last between 3.5 and 5 days, and target a max of 100 participants, with a structure and format dedicated to foster plentiful discussions and informal interactions among the  participants, proactively engaged by conference organizers and discussion leaders.

The list of previously organized CECAM Psi-k conference are listed below:

Ultrafast Physics from molecules to nanostructures

Location : San Sebastian, Spain
October 7, 2019 – October 10, 2019

  • Andrea Marini
    National Research Council, Italy
  • Gianluca Stefanucci
    University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy, Italy
  • Giulio Cerullo
    Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, Italy
    Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Angel Rubio
    Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany
  • E.K.U. Gross
    Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany

CECAM/Psi-k research conference: BioMolecular Electronics (BIOMOLECTRO)

Location : Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
August 27, 2018 – August 31, 2018

  • Linda Angela Zotti
    Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter physics,Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Juan Carlos Cuevas
    Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, University Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Ruben Perez
    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

CECAM – Psi-K Conference: Ab initio Spin-orbitronics

Location : The conference will take place at Hotel Promenade in Montesilvano, Pescara (Italy)
September 25, 2017 – September 29, 2017

  • Silvia Picozzi
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR-SPIN, Chieti, Italy
  • Stefan Blügel
    Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Ingrid Mertig
    Martin Luther University Halle, Germany

Frontiers of first-principles simulations: materials design and discovery

Location : Berlin, Harnack Haus
February 1, 2015 – February 5, 2015

  • Nicola Marzari
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Gerbrand Ceder
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
  • Matthias Scheffler
    Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (FHI), Berlin, Germany

CECAM/Psi-k Research Conference on Multi-scale Modeling from First-Principles

Location : Cap Roig de Platja d’Aro, Spain
September 8, 2013 – September 13, 2013

  • Matthias Scheffler
    Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (FHI), Berlin, Germany
  • Michel Mareschal
    ZCAM, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Computational Oxide Spintronics

Location : Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, United Kingdom
May 5, 2012 – May 10, 2012

  • Silvia Picozzi
    University of l’Aquila, Italy
  • Ingrid Mertig
    Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • Olle Eriksson
    Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Stefan Blügel
    Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Walter Temmerman
    Daresbury Laboratory, United Kingdom