Computer simulations and modelling play a crucial role in understanding the complex phase behaviour and dynamics of Soft Condensed Matter. The efficient use of High Performance Computing (HPC) resources, including state-of-the-art software and hardware, can be of paramount importance to address problems that are extremely challenging due to the significant time and length scales associated.

This workshop will bring together members of the national community with interests in discovering the impact HPC on their research and it is especially designed to promote discussions and future collaborations in the area of computational Soft Matter.

When

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

 

Where

Rm 4.38 Simon Building – University of Manchester. Oxford Road. Manchester M13 9PL

 

Invited Speakers

Prof Jamshed Anwar, Lancaster University – “Molecular Simulation Leading Experiment: Elusive Insights from Simple Molecular Models”

Dr Ludovic Briquet, Johnson Matthey – “Industrial Applications of Atomic-Scale Modelling in Catalysis: The case of Johnson Matthey”

Dr Alan Gray, EPCC, University of EdinburghLarge-scale Accelerated and Many-core Computing for Soft Matter Physics”

Dr Michael Seaton, STFC Daresbury Laboratory – ”HPC software as infrastructure and tools for modelling soft condensed matter”

Prof Nigel Wilding, University of Bath – “Simulation of Lock-and-key Colloids with Depletion Interactions”

 

Abstracts are available here.

 

Organisers

Martin Bates, The University of York

Paola Carbone, The University of Manchester

Halim Kusumaatmaja, Durham University

Alessandro Patti, The University of Manchester

Gillian Sinclair, The University of Manchester

 

Agenda

10:00 – 10:10 Introduction
10:10 – 10:40 Prof Nigel Wilding, University of Bath – “Simulation of Lock-and-key Colloids with Depletion Interactions”
10:40 – 11:10 Prof Jamshed Anwar, Lancaster University – “Molecular Simulation Leading Experiment: Elusive Insights from Simple Molecular Models”
11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Dr Alan Gray, EPCC, University of EdinburghLarge-scale Accelerated and Many-core Computing for Soft Matter Physics”
12:00 – 12:30 Dr Michael Seaton, STFC Daresbury Laboratory – ‘HPC software as infrastructure and tools for modelling soft condensed matter”
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch & networking
14:00 – 14:30 Dr Ludovic Briquet, Johnson Matthey – “Industrial Applications of Atomic-Scale Modelling in Catalysis: The case of Johnson Matthey”
14:30 – 16:00 Round table & coffee
16:00 – 16:30 Closure

 

Get involved!

We would be very happy to have you as an active participant by suggesting us what topic(s) you would be interested in exploring during the round-table session. On the basis of your preferences, we will shape the content of the discussion, help you to meet other participants with close interests to yours, and thus facilitate the formation of new research collaborations.

 

Registration

The registration for the event is now closed.

 

Accommodation

For any participants requiring accommodation, below are some suggested options:

 

Getting here

Venue address: Room 4.38, Simon Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL.

It is a 20 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station or just 7 minutes by taxi. See the map below for walking directions.

To get here from Manchester Airport, Train services run frequently through national train operators ‘TransPennine Express’ and ‘Northern Rail’. Trains run every 10 minutes to or from Manchester Piccadilly, with an average journey time of 20 minutes.

 

Sponsors

The event is sponsored by CCP5 and The Faraday Division, Royal Society of Chemistry.