Psi-k Network, CECAM and DEMOCRITOS CNR-IOM
17 May 2010 at 08:30
28 May 2010
Trieste - Italy
LB (Main Lecture Hall)
Directors: A. Foster, N. Marzari, S. Scandolo.
The development of materials and devices at the nanoscale presents great challenges, from synthesis to assembly to characterization. Ever more often, progress takes place by complementing experimental work with computational modelling, harnessing the predictive power and atomic resolution of quantum simulations to describe molecular architectures exactly at those scales - hundreds of thousands of atoms - where the most promising and undiscovered properties are to be engineered.
The College will consist of lecture cycles on the fundamentals of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and on the appropriate methodologies and algorithms needed to characterize or predict properties; this activity will be partnered by keynote experimental lectures, outlining the most promising and fascinating challenges lying ahead, and by two brief tutorials on modeling structural, electronic and optical properties from first-principles (SIESTA, Quantum-ESPRESSO).
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
1) electronic properties at the nanoscale;
2) chemistry at the nanoscale;
3) optical properties at the nanoscale;
4) electronic and thermal transport at the nanoscale;
5) mechanical properties at the nanoscale;
6) control and assembly of nanoscale structures;
7) biological, inorganic/organic and biomimetic materials.
Scientists and students from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the activity. As it will be conducted in English, participants must have an adequate working knowledge of this language. Although the main purpose of the Centre is to help researchers from developing countries through a programme of training activities within a framework of international cooperation, a number of students and post-doctoral scientists from developed countries are also expected and welcome to attend.
As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants are borne by their home institutions. However, limited funds are available for some participants. Support is available only to those attending the entire activity. Every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fare (or at least half-fare). There is no registration fee for attending the activity.
Chairperson: S. SCANDOLO
Chairperson: Morning: S. FABRIS Afternoon: A. MORGANTE
Chairperson: Morning: N. MARZARI Afternoon: H. AKBARZADEH
Chairperson: Morning: M. PERESSI Afternoon: R. RESTA
Chairperson: Morning: G. SCOLES
Chairperson: MORNING: S. SCANDOLO AFTERNOON: N.MARZARI
Chairperson: N. BINGGELI
Chairperson: A. GOLDONI
Chairperson: Morning: N. MARZARI Afternoon: M. PRATO
Chairperson: Morning: S. SCANDOLO Afternoon: N. MARZARI
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