Summer School on Atomistic Simulation Techniques for Material Science, Nanotechnology, and Biophysics
CECAM-IT-CARSO, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy
This would be the 6th edition of this summer school, which has been well received by early stage PhD students. Indeed every year we received more that 120 applications, with about 25 of them being accepted. Students in physics or chemistry normally have a solid theoretical background but very little (if any) experience with computer simulations. Moreover, they normally have no idea of the importance of computer simulations in understanding the behavior of real systems. While there are many schools targeting young students/researchers who are already experienced in the field, this activity still represents a unique opportunity to provide a comprehensive introduction to atomistic simulations without any pre-requisite.
The purpose of this School will be threefold: (i) providing undergraduate students with a basic but detailed overview of the theoretical foundations of computer simulations of molecular systems, with a focus on molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo and electronic structure methods; (ii) giving an overview of the domains of interesting applications; (iii) providing the basics for running in practice a simple simulations using molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo, as well as electronic structure calculations. At the end of the school the students should have a clear idea of the importance of computer simulations; should be aware of the problems that are still open and are at the center of current research effort; should have the capability of writing a code for performing a simple simulation or an analysis.
Federico Becca (University of Trieste) - Organiser
Giovanni Bussi (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati) - Organiser
Angelo Rosa (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)) - Organiser
Stefano de Gironcoli (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati - International School for Advanced Studies) - Organiser