This school is intended for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Its aims at providing them with a deep insight into several computational techniques developed in the past few years. Contrary to a traditional simulation school, its program will be more focussed on theoretical aspects. The lectures will be mainly devoted to explain the theoretical concepts that are behind the simulation methodologies, starting from their statistical mechanics foundation. We have chosen three highly relevant main topics (Nucleation, Aggregation and Growth and Chemical Reactions) with applications ranging from biology to soft-matter, from catalysis to material science. In this way, we trust that the school will also attract the interest of those experimentalists who believe that a theoretical background could enhance their preparation.
This school will benefit from lectures from exceptional keynote speakers who will introduce the students to the theoretical foundations of the methods and from a series of exceptional speakers who will unclose the details of the applications of those methods. Lecturers and students will spend a lot of time together boosting the possibility of further discussions. We envisage also a poster session for the students with short oral presentations. The best poster will be awarded a prize.