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First UCI-ICS Workshop and Training Mini-Course on Computational Soft Matter, La Havana

training 17/11/2017

Under the support of the III Scientic Conference of the University of Informatics Sciences (UCI) and of ICS at Forschungszentrum Jülich, the first UCI-ICS workshop was organized in La Havana. NANOTRANS ESR Aitor Martín-Gómez and PI Roland G. Winkler had the opportunity to present several mini-courses on Soft Matter as invited lecturers. Aitor presented the Implementation of the Multiparticle Collision Dynamics Approach, in which he outlined the multiparticle collision dynamics method, a particle-based mesoscopic simulation approach to account for hydrodynamic interactions. This highly-efficient method is useful to describe a fluid in combination with, in particular, molecular dynamics simulations of polymers. Fore more details check out the website of the Computational Physics Group at UCI.

Physics@school, Vienna

outreach 16/11/2017

ESR Lisa Weiß talked at the Diefenbach Gymnasium in Vienna to explain why scientists try to simulate nature and how they (sometimes!) succeed: A journey to the nanoscale using computers.

Role of women in the early history of computer simulation, CECAM, Lausanne

outreach 15/11/2017

Daan Frenkel participated in the conversatory "Role of women in the early history of computer simulation" (Dissemination about computer simulation in general): Symposium at CECAM, Lausanne, honouring Mary Ann Mansigh, pioneer of Molecular Dynamics Simulations.

Fête de la Science, Orsay

outreach 13/10/2017

ESR Ivan Palaia, together with senior LPTMS researcher Hubert Krivine, hosted a workshop on Probability to teach school students from all around the Paris region how to beware of misinterpretation of statistical data, unfortunately a rather common phenomenon even on TV. The event, Fête de la Science, involved the whole Université Paris-Sud with 2500 young students from primary to high school; classes from four different high schools came to LPTMS through the whole day to learn about quantum physics, chaotic movement, Brownian motion, entropy and probability.

Check out PI Emmanuel Trizac, presenting the lab's activities to the students here, and play the Monty Hall game on Ivan's website!

2017 Curiosity Carnival, Oxford

outreach 29/09/2017

M. Balabajew volunteered during Oxford University’s biggest ever public engagement event, the 2017 Curiosity Carnival.

Interscience - 1st Symposium of the Vienna Doctoral schools

outreach 14/09/2017

Lisa Weiss co-organized “Interscience -the first interdisciplinary symposium of the Vienna Doctoral Schools” taking place 14th-15th September 2017. This symposium combined master’s students, PhD candidates and experienced researches from various fields ranging from Biology and Biochemistry to Psychology, Sociology, and to Mathematics and Physics. The aim of this symposium was to bring together students from distinct disciplines, foster interdisciplinary communication via student talks and poster presentations and broaden the participants’ scientific horizon. Four high-profile speakers from Biology, Psychology, Mathematics and Physics were invited who have successfully conducted interdisciplinary research combining various fields of expertise. In addition to classical contributions, a panel discussion with the high-profile speakers took place about science and the public, especially focusing on science communication. Furthermore, PhDs could present their work in an entertaining Science Slam. Details available here !

Mihajlo Petrovic-Mika Alas summer camp, Leskovac

outreach 14/07/2017

In the second week of July 2017, ESR Samuel Ntim gave a talk on connexions between mathematics, music and physics at a summer school dubbed Mihajlo Petrovic-Mika Alas (after the influential Serbian mathematician and musician) for children aged 10 to 11. The pupils were from the Bora Stankovic school, in Bogojevce, Leskovac, Serbia. The pupils had had a good grasp of the level of mathematics needed to discuss about triangles, circles, simple trigonometry, the number π, the physical origin of sound and its mathematical description in terms of sinusoids. To further realise these connexions, musical soundnotes were artificially synthesized, in collaboration with a music teacher at the summer school.  

Samuel also had the chance to tell pupils how he uses mathematics in his everyday work, introducing a simple model for atoms, with electrons orbiting the nucleus in circles. In a way, each electron has its own 'musical note'!

Flow17, Paris

conference 05/07/2017

ESR Anthony Poggioli gave a talk presenting experimental and theoretical results demonstrating and rationalizing a novel mechanically gated nanofluidic transistor effect in conical glass nanocapilaries. Flow17, Paris, 3-5 July 2017.