Hola a todos,
Os envío información de una conferencia que estamos organizando que puede ser
de interés para miembros de la lista.
Felices Fiestas, Fernando.
FIRST CIRCULAR for the joint CCP5- RSC Statistical Thermodynamics Meeting on
"Advances in Theory and Simulation of non-Equilibrium Systems” NESC’16
25th – 27th July 2016
*Location: Halifax Hall, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield
Karl Travis, University of Sheffield
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Fernando Bresme, Imperial College London
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Non-equilibrium phenomena are ubiquitous in both the natural world and within
the domain of applied science and engineering. Advances in understanding the
non-equilibrium response of materials to changes in the mechanical and
thermodynamic fields, including thermal, electric, magnetic and pressure
gradients, is of significant pedagogical and practical importance, but also
very challenging. Materials design and processing, energy recovery and energy
conversion are just a few examples of obvious industrial relevance.
Significant developments in statistical mechanics, most notably the Mayers'
contribution to the virial equation of state and Green and Kubo's (linear
response theory), coupled with the rapid development of simple, deterministic
algorithms for simulating non-equilibrium systems, has opened the door to a
tractable non-equilibrium thermodynamic theory applicable beyond the linear
regime. Simulation is at its most useful and powerful when providing pseudo-
experimental data to test these new theories. Atomistic simulation, for
example, is more usefully employed in suggesting new constitutive equations;
recent work has suggested ways in which to handle the treatment of shockwaves
and viscous flow in ultra thin films by going beyond Newton's law of viscosity
and Fourier's law of heat conduction. New fluctuation theorems and formulae
have been expounded and tested using fairly simple computer simulation
algorithms. Many systems of interest involve a multitude of length and
timescales and there is therefore a need for new algorithms capable of
The aim of this meeting is to identify and discuss critical open questions on
the investigation of non-equilibrium phenomena using computer simulations. The
meeting will target recent developments in non-equilibrium thermodynamics and
statistical mechanics, including new algorithms and thermostatting schemes,
computation of transport properties in complex molecular systems and
biomolecules, as well as the development of novel computational approaches to
bridge disparate length and timescales.
Topics to be covered include:
*Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
*Dynamical systems theory/Chaos theory
*Algorithms for non-equilibrium simulation
*Flow in confined systems
A special session is being organised to celebrate Bill Hoover’s 80th birthday
and recognize his achievements and contributions to the field of non-
equilibrium simulation. This special session will take place on Tuesday 26th
*Confirmed Speakers include:
Berni Alder, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Debra Bernhardt, University of Queensland
Giovanni Ciccotti, University of Rome, La Sapienza
Peter Cummings, Vanderbilt University
Peter Daivis, RMIT, Australia
Denis Evans, Australian National University
David Heyes, Imperial College, UK
Bill Hoover, Ruby Valley Research Institute, Nevada, USA
Gary Morriss, UNSW, Australia
Harald Posch, University of Vienna
David Reguera, University of Barcelona
Miguel Rubi, University of Barcelona
Billy Todd, Swinburne, Australia
There will be a number of slots for oral and poster presentations. If you are
interested in submitting a contribution you are advised to do so through the
registration web page.
To register please follow the weblink:
The registration fee (payable later) is:
£275: Early bird, before 31st of March 2016
£325: Standard, after 31st of March 2016
The conference fee includes lunch and refreshment from 25th to 27th, dinner on
the 25th and the conference dinner on the 26th.
Registration will open on 11th of January 2016 where the title and abstracts
of proposed presentations will be collected. The deadline for abstract
submissions is February, 29th 2016.
Delegates will be informed on whether their presentations have been accepted
as an oral contribution or poster by March 16th 2016.
The online payment system will open on 1st March 2016 to accept payment
(credit card only) for the registration fee of £275 and accommodation at
either Halifax Hall (£65 per night including breakfast - single occupancy or
£75 for double occupancy) or nearby Endcliffe Village at £36 per night single
occupancy including breakfast.
Halifax Hall is located on the west side of Sheffield City Centre and only a
short walk from Ecclesall Road, an area which provides a hub of bars, pubs and
restaurants. It offers a great location for both business and leisure trips in
Sheffield. Situated within The University of Sheffield’s Endcliffe student village
it also offers the perfect place for visiting parents and prospective students
to stay. Local attractions include the picturesque Botanical Gardens, only five
minutes away, whilst shopping and other city centre attractions are easily
commutable by bus and taxi. Further afield the location offers great access to
The Peak District National Park, which by car is only a 15 minute drive,
whilst the stunning Chatsworth House is only a 30 minutes’ drive."
The historic city of Sheffield is synonymous with the industrial revolution, and
during the 19th century gained an international reputation for steel
production and cutlery manufacture. Sheffield is located in the valley of the
River Don and its four tributaries, and a third of the city lies within the
Peak District National Park. The city has a long sporting heritage and is home
to the world’s oldest football club (Sheffield FC). Sheffield is less than 1.5
hours from the international airports of Manchester, Leeds Bradford and East
Midlands, and is easily reached by train from Manchester and London."
Please contact the local organizers for any questions related to the
With Best Wishes for a Peaceful Christmas and Prosperous 2016!
Karl Travis and Fernando Bresme