Summer School on Atomistic Simulation Techniques for Material Science, Nanotechnology and Biophysics
Location: International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy
Undergraduate 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.
Thus, the purpose of this School will be threefold: (i) providing undergraduate students with a basic but detailed overview of the theoretical basis of computer simulations of molecular systems, with a focus on molecular dynamics and electronic structure methods; (ii) giving an overview of the domains of interesting applications; (iii) providing the basis for running in practice a simple molecular dynamics simulation and a simple electronic structure calculation.
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
Alessandro Laio (SISSA) - Organiser
Simone Piccinin (CNR-IOM DEMOCRITOS Simulation Center, Trieste) - Organiser
Stefano de Gironcoli (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati - International School for Advanced Studies) - Organiser