CCL:G: CRYSTAL workshops: MW-MSSC17 and MSSC2017



 Sent to CCL by: "Giuseppe  Mallia" [g.mallia.^.imperial.ac.uk]
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 ==>MW-MSSC2017 - Minnesota Workshop on ab Initio Modeling
 in Solid State Chemistry with CRYSTAL
 http://www.crystal.unito.it/mw-mssc17/
 Minneapolis (USA), July 9-14, 2017
 ==> MSSC2017 - Ab initio Modelling in Solid State Chemistry
 Discovering quantum-mechanical simulations with CRYSTAL
 http://www.imperial.ac.uk/mssc2017
 London (UK), September 18-22, 2017
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 Dear Colleagues,
 the Minnesota Chemical Theory Center
 and the Theoretical Chemistry Group of the University of Torino announce the
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 MW-MSSC2017 Minnesota Workshop on ab Initio Modeling in
 Solid State Chemistry with CRYSTAL
 http://www.crystal.unito.it/mw-mssc17/
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 to be held in Minneapolis, MN (U.S.A.) from Sunday, July 9th through Friday,
 July 14 2017.
 Ab initio modeling has become of ever-increasing interest in solid state
 chemistry,
 physics, and materials science. Software for the quantum-mechanical study of
 a large
 variety of solid properties (structural, electronic, spectroscopic,
 thermodynamic, optical,
 elastic, piezoelectric, etc.) is now widely available to a rapidly growing
 community of
 specialists (theoretical and computational chemists and physicists), as well
 as
 non-specialists (materials scientists, crystallographers, geologists, solid
 state physicists
 and chemists, etc.).
 The Minneapolis edition of the MSSC2017 School will provide the necessary
 formal
 background to understand the main theoretical methodologies and
 approximations
 underpinning modern ab initio solid state computational tools and it will
 also provide practical
 guidelines for the actual use of standard and advanced features of CRYSTAL.
 The School will also present the newest version of the program
 (CRYSTAL17, to be released in 2017) with all of its new features and
 capabilities.
 Registration is open, and runs through May 2, 2017.
 Participation is restricted to 40 attendees,
 accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
 Only few places are available.
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 The list of lecturers, registration details and general information can be
 found
 at the official School web site:
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 http://www.crystal.unito.it/mw-mssc17/
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 The programme is now available:
 http://www.crystal.unito.it/mw-mssc17/program2017.html
 Looking forward to meet you in Minneapolis.
 Sincere regards,
 The MW-MSSC2017 School Directors,
 Lorenzo Maschio
 Laura Gagliardi
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 MSSC2017 -Ab initio Modelling in Solid State Chemistry
 http://www.imperial.ac.uk/mssc2017
 London Edition (New Users):
 London (UK), 18 - 22 September 2017
 Directors: L. Bernasconi - N.M. Harrison - G. Mallia
 The Department of Chemistry and the Thomas Young Centre at Imperial College
 London and the Computational Materials Science Group of the Science and
 Technology Facilities Council (STFC), in collaboration with the Theoretical
 Chemistry Group of the University of Torino, are organizing the 2017 MSSC
 Summer School on the "ab initio modelling of crystalline and defective
 solids
 with the CRYSTAL code".
 The week long school is designed for new users of CRYSTAL, PhD students,
 Post-Docs and researchers with interests in solid state chemistry,
 physics, materials science, surface science, catalysis, magnetism
 and nano-science. It will provide an introduction to the capabilities
 of quantum mechanical simulations and to the practical use of CRYSTAL.
 CRYSTAL is a general-purpose program for the study of periodic solids.
 It uses a local basis set comprised of Gaussian type functions and can be
 used to perform calculations at the Hartree-Fock, density functional or
 global and range-separated hybrid functionals (e.g. B3LYP, HSE06), double
 hybrid levels of theory.
 Analytical first derivatives with respect to the nuclear coordinates and cell
 parameters and analytical derivatives, up to fourth order, with respect to an
 applied electric field (CPHF/CPKS) are available.
 Registration is open.
 If you need an invitation letter for visa application,
 please proceed with the registration.
 http://www.imperial.ac.uk/mssc2017/registration/
 The workshop programme is available:
 http://www.imperial.ac.uk/mssc2017/programme/
 Deadline for bursary applications: Friday 19th May
 Deadline for payment of early bird fees: Friday 2nd June
 Deadline for payment of standard fees: Friday 4th August