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Bridging Time and Length Scales in Molecular and Materials Modelling 

Lennard-Jones Centre Summer School 2024 

A summer school hosted by the LJC at the University of Cambridge. 

The school will be held 2nd – 6th September 2024 in Christ’s College

By the end of the school, participants will have acquired the basic skills needed to understand and perform simulations across a broad range computational methods that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of modern research.  

In particular, the school will cover: 

  • Density functional theory, with applications to the solid-state and interfaces 

  • Wavefunction methods for molecular electronic structure theory 

  • Molecular dynamics methods, with applications to solid-liquid interfaces 

  • Energy landscapes and free energy methods 

  • Machine Learned Interatomic Potentials; statistical sampling with ab initio accuracy 
     

The content will be a combination of lectures and hands-on practical sessions, and pitched at a level appropriate for students either about to start a PhD, or in the early stages of their graduate studies. 

The school will be delivered by members of the LJC, including: 

  • Kieron Burke
  • Hugh Burton
  • Gábor Csányi 
  • Kara Fong
  • Chris Pickard
  • David Wales

For those requiring accommodation at Christs, initial applications for the school are now limited. However, if you are interested, please contact Lisa Masters at LJC-Admin@ch.cam.ac.uk to be added to the reserve list. Applications should include your full name, affiliation, and a very brief description of your research interests. If you are currently on, or are about to start, a PhD program, please also give the name of your supervisor, and state how long you have been enrolled in your PhD program. 

The registration fee of £600 includes five nights’ accommodation in Christ’s College with breakfast and lunch. The optional conference dinner is an additional £50.

The registration fee without accommodation is £150 (includes lunch). The optional conference dinner is an additional £50.

 

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