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Materials Simulation Laboratory 2009 workshop: call for registration

25 November 2008


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  • UCL Materials Simulation Laboratory
  • On 12-13 January 2009, the UCL Materials Simulation Laboratory (MSL) is hosting its second annual workshop, 'Accessing large length and time scales with accurate quantum methods', to celebrate the career and 65th birthday of Professor Mike Gillan, Professor of Physics and Director of the Materials Simulation Laboratory at UCL.

    This two-day workshop will focus on new developments which allow the application of accurate quantum methods to large systems and long time scales; this theme has been chosen to reflect both one of the main areas of research within the MSL and an overview of Professor Gillan's research throughout his career.

    The main aim of this workshop is to bring together experts in this field, and to survey progress in extending density functional theory (DFT) and related methods to chemical accuracy and large length scales and long time scales. Linear scaling methods, statistical methods and the linking of quantum chemistry methods with DFT will all be discussed and their application and development to important scientific problems surveyed.

    The meeting will start at 9:00 am on Monday 12 January with an introduction by Professor David Price, Vice-Provost (Research) at UCL, followed by presentations from invited speakers from the UK, Europe, USA and Japan. Research posters will be available for viewing in the North Cloisters during the lunch and coffee breaks.

    The workshop is open to all. However, places are limited to 90 and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information or to register please see the meeting website (link at top of page).

    This event is sponsored by the UCL Materials Simulation Laboratory, the Thomas Young Centre, the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Faculty and Professor Alex Shluger. 

    To find out more about the UCL Materials Simulation Laboratory, use the links at the top of the article.