University of Amsterdam-ACMM, The Netherlands
DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE
MolSim2012 is a 2-week school in the field of molecular simulation covering basic and advanced Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics techniques. The course integrates lectures and hands-on exercises and targets starting PhD students in the field, but also Postdoc and other researchers can attend. The school will be organized in Amsterdam with both local and guest lecturers. It will run from Monday January 9, 2012 to Friday January 20, 2012.
The idea is to give an understanding of principles underlying these techniques and to use this understanding to optimize a simulation code. The more advanced topics include molecular simulations in the various ensembles (NVE, NVT, NPT, grand canonical, etc), free energy computations, phase equilibria, rare events, configurational-bias Monte Carlo. The morning sessions are lectures introducing the methods and in the afternoons there are computer exercises in which these methods are applied. The course does not assume any previous knowledge in molecular simulations. However, elementary knowledge in thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics is assumed.
Lecturers include Daan Frenkel, Berend Smit, Bernd Ensing, and Evert Jan Meijer.
Course Material (will be provided by the organizers):
- "Understanding Molecular Simulations" ~ Frenkel and Smit (Academic Press, 2002).
The participation fee is 700 Euro. This includes housing and lunch, coffee/tea during the day and during weekdays dinner will be provided for. Participants are expected to organize the evening meals themselves in the weekend. No financial support is offered this year.
The fee should be transferred to the following address: (BE SURE TO MENTION YOUR LAST NAME AND OUR INTERNAL REFERENCE NUMBER C.2322.0242)
Bank Name : Deutsche Bank Nederland N.V.
Bank Address : De Entree 99, 1101 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Account Holder : UvA/FNWI locatie Nw A
Address : Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Account number : 489144098
IBAN * : NL06 ABNA 0489 1440 98
SWIFT Nr. / BIC : ABNANL2A
Beneficiary's reference : C.2322.0242
If we have not received your payment on January 5, 2012 your acceptance to the course will be canceled.
Housing etc is organized by the Amsterdam office. We foresee very limited means for financial support to participate. Please contact Ineke Weijer for more information.
For a view of the previous schools
DEADLINE FOR SUBSCRIPTION IS NOVEMBER 26, 2011.
LOCAL INFORMATION (HOTELS, TRANSPORT ETC)
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Ensing Bernd (University of Amsterdam) - Organiser
Evert Jan Meijer (University of Amsterdam) - Organiser
Ineke Weijer (University of Amsterdam) - Organiser
Daan Frenkel (U Cambridge) - Organiser