The aim of this school is to form new generations of young researchers to atomic, molecular and condensed phase computational methods, from theory to the most advanced approaches, going from the very microscopic to the macroscopic: Density Functional Theory, classical Monte-Carlo and molecular dynamics, ab initio molecular dynamics, metadynamics, linear response, lattice-Boltzmann methods, Quantum Monte-Carlo, Path-Integral molecular dynamics.
Our ambition is to make students aware of the fundamental principles of each methods, and then able to choose the most adapted one(s) for a given scientific problem. The broad panel of approaches we propose, both via theory lessons and computer lab "projects", is rare in the international landscape, as the best-known schools are more focalised on a particular time and length scale level of description.
This school will benefit both from the exceptional central Paris environment, and from the local concentration of young and confirmed experts-teachers in each specific theme of the school.
The school will be held from August 28th to September 1st at Campus Jussieu (lodging until Sep 3rd) with the support of Labex Matisse and Sorbonne Universités.