2007 Summer School on Computational Materials Science
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Updated Friday, November 20, 2020
The aim of this school is to bring together scientists from the fields of geophysics, physics, chemistry, as well as materials science, to learn about QMC calculations and their applications. The school will have lectures in the morning and interactive laboratories in the afternoon.
- August 18, 2009 Videos of the school lectures are available in Flash format. (The earlier formats were causing quite a server load.)
- July 27, 2007 Photos of some of the lectures, labs, poster session, and picnic are now up. Thanks to Burkhard Militzer and Kevin Rasch. | Group photo
- Daily lecture and lab materials are linked below, or you can download a ZIP archive of all the presentation materials (78.2MB).
The school will be held July 9 - 19, 2007 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The lectures will take place in the NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark Street, Urbana.
The level of instruction is appropriate for first-year graduate students. Participants from previous years have included advanced undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty, and research scientists.
Instructors and Lecturers
- Dario Alfe, University College London
- Michele Casula, University of Illinois
- David Ceperley, University of Illinois
- Ronald Cohen, Carnegie Institution of Washington
- Neil Drummond, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
- Ken Esler, Carnegie Institution of Washington
- Claudia Filippi, Universiteit Leiden
- Nigel Goldenfeld, University of Illinois
- Richard Hennig, Cornell University
- Susan Kieffer, University of Illinois
- Jeongnim Kim, University of Illinois
- Pablo Lopez Rios, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
- Nancy Makri, University of Illinois
- Burkhard Militzer, Carnegie Institution of Washington
- Lubos Mitas, North Carolina State University
- Rob Pennington, University of Illinois
- Lars Stixrude, University of Michigan
- Cyrus Umrigar, Cornell University
- Shiwei Zhang, College of William and Mary
- Todd Beaudet, Physics UIUC
- Bryan Clark, Physics UIUC
- John Gergely, Physics UIUC
- Saad Khairallah, Physics UIUC
- Jeremy McMinis, Physics UIUC
You may also wish to read the Frequently Asked Questions about the school for details about housing, average meal costs, and getting around town and campus.
To apply, please complete an online application.
Letter of Reference: The application asks for the name and email address of a professional reference. We will contact your reference via email, for a brief letter describing how you will benefit from attending the summer school. Without this letter, your application is not complete.
CV/Resume: The application asks for a CV, or resume. It's not necesary, but will greatly help the committee know more about your background and appropriateness for the school. We recommend that you submit one.
Early response: For full consideration, submit an application before May 10, 2007. The School Committee will review applications received by March 10, 2007, to give an early response to applicants who need travel visas to attend. Please note that the MCC cannot provide assistance in obtaining travel visas to attend the summer school.
Old Faithful, Cold Faithful, and Frigid Faithful: Geysers of the Solar System
Presenter: Susan Kieffer
Abstract: Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park is possibly the most famous pot of boiling water in the world. We'll take a journey with an ice-insulated video camera down the throat of Old Faithful to explore this mysterious feature. Then, we'll journey out to Io, a satellite of Jupiter to see some geysers of sulfur and sulfur dioxide erupting 400 km into a near vacuum. We'll briefly stop at Triton, a satellite of Neptune, to see nitrogen geysers erupting from an icy surface that is only 38 K above absolute zero. And, we'll end exploring the controversial "Cold Faithful" and "Frigid Faithful" models for the spectacular plume that spits ice out of the south pole of Enceladus and into the E-ring of Saturn.
If you are interested in giving a poster, please indicate that when submitting your application.
Travel Assistance and Reimbursement
Travel expenses are not included in the $75 registration fee, however you may request financial assistance, such as reimbursement for mileage for individuals (or groups) traveling via car, or partial reimbursement for airline expenses. Domestic and foreign participants are eligible to request assistance with travel expenses. Please include a statement about your support needs when you apply. Funds are limited and will be allocated in the order the requests are received and on need.
Housing at a nearby university residence hall will be provided at no charge to non-local participants. Meals will not be provided, and are the participant's responsibility. Full travel support, including meals, will not be possible.
Very important: Depending on the type of visa participants have, the documents required for sponsored housing or travel reimbursement are different. Please note that the MCC cannot provide assistance in obtaining travel visas to attend the summer school. It is the participant's responsibility to secure a visa, and if the participant wishes to be eligible for reimbursement, to obtain the correct visa type. Please note: The National Science Foundation policies allow reimbursement for U.S. carries only. If another carrier is partner to a US carrier, (e.g. British Airways-American) the ticket MUST be for the US carrier. If travel cannot be completed on any U.S. carrier, you can be reimbursed for travel on non-U.S. airlines. (The exact NSF rules are available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02151/gpm7.jsp)
This summer school and campus map shows the location of summer school lectures/labs, dormitory housing, the engineering library, hotels, and other key engineering and science buildings.
If you have any questions, please send email to email@example.com or call the Summer School Coordinator (Amy Young) at (217) 333-0512.
David Ceperley, Burkhard Militzer, Ronald Cohen, and Jeongnim Kim.
- National Science Foundation
- Materials Computation Center
- Carnegie Institution of Washington
- National Center for Supercomputing Applications
- Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory
- Computational Science and Engineering Program
Q: Can you waive the registration fee for me?
A: No. The registration fees pay for things that our regular support do not cover, and cannot be reimbursed.