Fascination and industrial value of materials modeling
Thursday May 5 2022
Starting at 15:00 CEST
Join us for a conversation on the potential of materials modeling to create industrial value while satisfying human desire to understand the processes that form and transform materials around us.
The lecture will take place on the EPFL campus, in room BCH2103 (Batochime building) and will be broadcasted live on Zoom.
From women’s eyes
Ruth Lynden-Bell, Giulia Galli, Clemence Corminbeuf, Magali Benoit, Susanna Raule & Sara Menetti
Friday February 11 2022
Online starting at 15:00 CET
In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 11 as the International day of Women and Girls in Science in 2015.
Join us for a special afternoon to celebrate women of all ages who contributed to our field, and to explore ways to propose an inclusive science to…very young potential investigators!
Ab initio studies of electronic excitations using many-body perturbation theory
Rex Godby, Lucia Reining & Steven Louie
Tuesday January 18 2022
Online starting at 16:00 CET
Fluid phase equilibria by computer simulations
Athanassios Panagiotopoulos & Dominic Tildesley
Thursday December 9 2021
Online starting at 15:00 CET
Programma 101, the little computer that could
Beniamino De’Liguori Carino, Foundation Adriano Olivetti
Pierpaolo Perotto, Finsa – Technology for people
Tuesday November 9 2021
1965 New York World Fair. Long before Microsoft and Apple and at a time when computers were big and expensive machines largely unknown to the general public, the Olivetti industries presented the Programma 101, the world’s first desktop computer.
Did you know it?
Join us to learn more about this revolutionary machine, get to know the scientific and design team behind it, and (re)discover the unusual philosophy of the industry where it was born and died.
Free-energy of solids: origins and consequences of the 1983 CECAM workshop
Tony Ladd & Daan Frenkel
Interviewer Sara Bonella
Thursday May 20 2021
Berry phases in condensed matter physics
David Vanderbilt & Raffaele Resta
Interviewer Nicola Marzari
Tuesday March 23 2021
Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics
Roberto Car & Michele Parrinello
Interviewer Giulia Galli
Lausanne, July 25 2019
Computer modelling for industrial applications
Daresbury Laboratory, United Kingdom
Wednesday May 8 2019
In this conversation, Massimo Noro, formerly at Unilever and current Business Development Director at Daresbury labs, will discuss with Prof. William Curtin, EPFL, and with the audience the relevance of simulation for industry and his role as the leader of an important computing facility that interacts directly with industry. This conversation will offer insight on how to promote and facilitate industrial use of simulation and modelling, and will allow us to meet a “living example” of a carrier path for simulators outside academia.
Molecular dynamics under (holonomic) constraints
Giovanni Ciccotti & Jean-Paul Ryckaert
Interviewer Sara Bonella
Lausanne, April 30 2019
Almost famous a woman behind the codes
Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Wednesday November 15 2017
Many of the breakthroughs of the early days of simulation would not have been possible without skilled programmers who translated new scientific ideas into efficient codes that would run without errors on the supercomputers of the 1950s and 1960s.
Modeling Experiments in Simulations and Simulations in Experiments: Combining Biomolecular Simulations with Low-Resolution Measurements
Prof. Erik Lindahl
Stockholm University Sweden
Wednesday 23 November 2016
Modeling and simulations of complex biological macromolecules has made tremendous progress since the 1960s as the result of a wonderful marriage of theoretical and computational advances. However, while molecular dynamics simulations have been wonderful
Computational Molecular Design: Mathematical Theory, High Performance Computing, In Vivo Experiments
Prof. Christof Schütte
Free University of Berlin, Germany
Wednesday 25 May 2016
Molecular dynamics and related computational methods enable the description of biological systems with all-atom detail.
Analysis and control of electron dynamics: An ab-initio perspective on the femto-second time scale
Prof. Eberhard Gross
Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany
Monday 28 September 2015
This lecture is about the motion of electrons, how it can be monitored, analyzed and, ultimately, controlled with external fields on the femto-second time scale. The investigations are performed with ab-initio simulations, using time-dependent density functional theory as theoretical tool. We shall visualize the laser-induced formation and breaking of chemical bonds in real time, and we shall adress questions like:
Do we really need Quantum Computers to simulate Quantum Chemistry?
Prof. Ali Alavi
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Wednesday 22 Avril 2015
The accurate calculation of the ground state of many-electron systems has been the central goal of quantum chemistry for the last 80 years. Exact methods, such as full CI, can only be applied to systems of a few electrons and it has long been assumed that larger fermionic systems will only be simulated exactly on powerful “quantum computers”.