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.
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.
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.
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.
Web Seminar Series on Tribology (WeSST)
The first edition of WeSST, Tribology advances over the next decade, will 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hermes 2020 computational Summer school
We are pleased to announce that registration has opened for the Hermes 2020 Summer school!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.