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Posted on: Mar 6, 2020 Community

Information related to CoVid-19

CECAM is monitoring the situation and working to mitigate disruption of activities while ensuring strict compliance with restrictions and precautions. The health and safety of our guests and staff is our key concern. Our priority is to minimise - as much as possible - risks and to fulfil our responsibilities towards the community and our hosting institutions.

A list of affected events can be found here

Details on actions at HQ and the Nodes can be found scrolling news items on this page.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2020 Community

Information related to CoVid-19: Events at HQ

Educational and professional travel within Switzerland and abroad is still prohibited from EPFL. Inviting visitors to the EPFL campus is also forbidden until further notice. Organisers of events will be contacted at the latest three weeks before the planned start date to discuss postponement or means to hold the meeting remotely. All standard channels of communication with organisers and participants are available. Participants should refer firstly to organisers for information on specific events.

Details about the situation in Switzerland and EPFL can be found clicking on READ MORE.

Thank you for your understanding and collaboration in this crisis.


Posted on: Mar 6, 2020 Community

Information related to CoVid-19: Events at the Nodes

Organisers should coordinate with the hosting Node Director for any decision regarding the event, including possible postponement, and for location specific information.

Participants should refer to organizers for information on specific events.

Thank you for your collaboration and understanding in this crisis.

Posted on: May 25, 2020 Careers

3.5 year PhD position at the Centre for Computational Physics at the University of Lincoln, UK

The position is EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentship and is open for EU and UK applicants.

Start of the studentship: September 2020

Closing date for applications: Midnight, June 14 2020.  

Posted on: Apr 8, 2020 Community

Web Seminar Series on Tribology (WeSST)

The first edition of WeSST, Tribology advances over the next decadewill run from the 26th of May until the end of June 2020. Every week, two experts from academia and industry, experiment and theory, will discuss the pressing challenges of tribology and how we can overcome them.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2020 Careers

PhD position available in the Delle Site group, Freie Universitaet Berlin

Title of the project: Gran canonical adaptive resolution for molecules with electrons

Duration of contract: 3 years

Starting date: within 6 months

Deadline for application: 25.05.2020

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020 Call for submissions

PRACE support to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic

PRACE call for proposals requesting computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2020 Upcoming events

Psi-k 2020 (EPFL, Sept. 14-17): Registrations are open!

This is the largest event worldwide in first-principles simulations; it is held every 5 years (the last two editions, in Berlin in 2010 and in San Sebastian in 2015, had more than 1’000 participants each), and with 7 plenary talks, 140 invited talks, and 170 contributed talks it promises to be the most exciting, defining event in the field.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2020 Careers

PhD grant in computational biophysics at the University of Lille

The PhD project includes a semester to spend at the University of Manchester in the department of proton-therapy. The local supervisors are one physicist and one biologist. The expected candidate is a mathematician, physicist or chemist with sufficient background in biophysics theory, modelling and numerical simulation; life-sciences students can be accepted provided they have a consistent background in maths. The monthly salary at 2,130 eur net of taxes is quite attractive for French standards.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2019 Community

Molecular and material simulation at the turn of the decade: Celebrating 50 years of CECAM

This has been a very successful  event, shaped by CECAM’s  mission:  enabling scientists to meet in an atmosphere that combines excellence and open discussions and paves the way for new scientific perspectives and collaborations.

The conference has brought together old and new friends to discuss state of the art methods and current challenges, celebrate 50 remarkable years of activities, and reflect on the future of CECAM and of our scientific field.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020 Upcoming events

Registration Open:
Hermes 2020 computational Summer school

We are pleased to announce that registration has opened for the Hermes 2020 Summer school!

Posted on: May 25, 2020 Careers

PhD available at IIT Genoa, deadline for application March 6th 2020

Posted on: Feb 4, 2020 Upcoming events

Molecular Simulation 2020: Present, Past and Future

The conference is a special event on the occasion of Prof Michael Klein’s 80th birthday to highlight the vitality and future perspectives of the field, starting from his numerous important and remarkable contributions to chemistry, biophysics, materials science, and, in particular, computer simulation.


Posted on: Feb 6, 2020 Careers

Post Docs and Phd students at the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Laboratory for Molecular Modeling at the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana (https://www.ki.si/en/departments/d01-theory-department/laboratory-for-molecular-modeling/) is hiring postdocs and PhD students.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2019 Community

2019 Berni Alder CECAM prize awarded to S. Succi

The Berni J. Alder CECAM Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Prof. Sauro Succi, Italian Institute of Technology, Center for Life Nanosciences at La Sapienza in  Rome.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2019 Careers

Postdoctoral positions will soon be available at SISSA

Two  postdoctoral  positions  will  soon  be  available  to  work  in  Stefano  Baroni’s  group  at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020 Careers

Post-doctoral position: Research on CO2 conversion at the Theoretical Heterogeneous CatalysisGroup, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, ICIQ (Spain)

Starting date: March 2020

Research project: OpenFoam COMSOL

Posted on: Jun 20, 2019 Community

Loup Verlet (1931-2019)

We are sorry to share the news of Loup Verlet passing away. Prof. Verlet was a pioneer in molecular dynamics simulations and a fundamental figure in the early days of the community in Europe. We are thankful to Jean-Pierre Hansen and Dominique Levesque for the short portrait published below.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2019 Call for submissions

Call for CECAM flagship programme in 2020.

This is our invitation for you to submit a proposal for the CECAM flagship program in  2020. The call is open from 25 April 2019 to 16 July 2019.        

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020 Careers

Post-Doc position available at Northeastern University (Boston, USA)

The Lopez group (Northeastern University) seeks an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with a background in theoretical chemistry and/or machine learning.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020 Careers

Several research group leaders, post-docs and PhD students available

The very recently established EU-funded NOMATEN Center of Excellence in Multifunctional Materials for Industrial and Medical Applications with the central node in Warsaw (Poland) is hiring several research group leaders, post-docs and PhD students. Prof. Mikko Alava (Aalto University and NCBJ, Poland) is the director of the CoE.

Posted on: May 4, 2020 Call for submissions

2020 CECAM call open

Scientific exchange is precious in these uncertain times. CECAM will continue to serve the community, combining a rigorous selection procedure with adaptable scheduling and managing of the events. Traditional and innovative proposal adapted to the current unfolding scenario are welcome. Let us shape together an exciting and productive 2021 flagship program!

Call closes on 19 July 2020.