## Centre for Scientific Computing Discussion Session - 22nd June 2016
### Organised by James Kermode and Christoph Ortner
Multiscale materials modelling has enjoyed considerable progress in recent years, with practitioners of both concurrent and hierarchical approaches increasingly moving from method development through to simulations that enable predictions and comparison with experiment.
To narrow the focus, in this CSC discussion session, we will specifically talk about how multiscale materials modelling can be used to produce improved interatomic potentials and force fields. This will be interpreted in a broad sense, to include, e.g.:
- Parameterising force fields from density functional theory
- Fitting tight binding hopping integrals for transport calculations
- Machine learning for force fields and potentials
- How mathematical analysis of DFT could help produce improved potentials
The 7th UK Many-Core Developer Conference
Edinburgh, Tuesday 10th May 2016.
The UK Many-Core Computing Conference is an informal day of talks spanning the whole landscape of accelerated, heterogeneous and many-core computing.
The goal of the event is to develop and bring together the UK community of developers, both industrial and academic. Previous meetings have taken place at the University of Cambridge (2010 and 2014), University of Oxford (2009 and 2013), Imperial College (2011) and the University of Bristol (2012). These meetings regularly attract 100 participants and have proved to be invaluable opportunities to meet colleagues and swap stories of many-core successes and challenges.
Third announcement and extended call for abstracts:
PDESoft provides a forum for the developers and users of open source tools
solving the diverse stages of the numerical solution of Partial Differential Equations
to exchange the latest developments and discuss future ideas.
PDESoft 2016 will be held at the University of Warwick, UK. The main
conference will run from July 4 to 6, while July 7 and 8 are dedicated to
coding days, where developers can work on joint projects.
We are happy to announce that Chris Cantwell, Stéphanie Chaillat-Loseille,
Katy Huff, and Andreas Klöckner agreed to give keynote talks.
The call for abstracts has been extended until April 22nd: