University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
MolSim2010 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 4, 2010 to Friday January 15, 2010.
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, Patrick Charbonneau, 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 350 Euro. Support for participation is available via the ESF Program "SimBioMa" (Pending) and via CECAM.
For a view of the previous schools
DEADLINE FOR SUBSCRIPTION IS NOVEMBER 15, 2009.
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Bernd Ensing (University of Amsterdam) - Organiser
Evert Jan Meijer (University of Amsterdam) - Organiser
Ineke Weijer (University of Amsterdam) - Organiser
Daan Frenkel (U Cambridge) - Organiser