Computational Collaboration Project No 5

 





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CCP5 (Computational Collaboration Project 5 - simulation of condensed matter (ccp5.ac.uk) wishes to strengthen links between the CCP5
community by supporting and funding three initiatives, Undergraduate bursaries, postgraduate Industrial placements, and the visitor program.

More details and how to apply below.

Undergraduate bursaries

Several student bursaries for collaborative summer projects are available. The scheme provides funds for students enrolled in a UK University to carry out a computational-based project over the summer. The maximum available financial support per bursary is £3000. The closing date for applications is midnight 29th of April 2022. The CCP5 executive committee will decide soon thereafter which proposals are funded (details on the assessment and eligibility criteria can be found in the application form). Priority will be given to new applicants.

Full details and application form: https://www.ccp5.ac.uk/summer_bursaries


Postgraduate Industrial Placements

Few bursaries are available for PhD students enrolled in a UK University to carry out an industrial placement. Applicants can request up to £3,000 to cover living and travel costs. (Please note that VISA costs cannot be covered). The deadline for applications is 29th of April 2022. The CCP5 executive committee will decide soon thereafter which proposals are funded (details on the assessment and eligibility criteria can be found in the application form).

Full details and application form: https://www.ccp5.ac.uk/industrial_placements

Visitors program

CCP5 will sponsor a distinguished visitor for a lecture tour across UK and Northern Ireland. The visitor can be an academic at a foreign University or a Scientist from an overseas Research Institution or from industry. The visitor can visit UK Universities and Research Centers. Tour that involves more than one institution will be prioritized. Up to £2500 can be requested to cover accommodation and travel cost (VISA costs are not covered). Details on the assessment and eligibility criteria can be found in the application form. The CCP5 executive committee will decide soon thereafter which proposals are funded (details on the assessment and eligibility criteria can be found in the application form).

The deadline is midnight of 1st of April 2022.

Full details and the application form: https://www.ccp5.ac.uk/events/visitor_proposal

 


 


 


 

Thursday, March 3, 2022
DL_POLY 5.0.0 released under an opensource license. more details

https://gitlab.com/ccp5/dl-poly/-/releases/5.0.0
Monday, March 1, 2021
details at https://summer2021.ccp5.ac.uk
good luck to all the applicants!
Friday, February 26, 2021
more details at 
https://www.ccp5.ac.uk/summer_bursaries
deadline 1st of may 2021

full announcement:
Dear Colleagues,

CCP5 (Computational Collaboration Project 5 - simulation of condensed
matter (www.ccp5.ac.uk)) wishes to strengthen links between the CCP5
community by supporting a number of student bursaries for
collaborative summerprojects. The scheme provides funds for a student,
with UK academic supervisor support, to either

1.     Work with industry or
2.     Work with an European academic group or
3.     To provide teaching material for use within the undergraduate
teaching environment (e.g., a molecular modelling course). The
teaching material must use CCP5 software (e.g. DL_POLY, DL_MONTE,
DL_MESO) or
4.     To provide outreach material using computer simulation with
CCP5 software.
5. Showcase modern simulation techniques in context of condensed matter
modelling, eg AI, rare events, etc.

For options 3 and 4, Daresbury Laboratory staff will act as sponsors
of the project and any project involving DL staff should be discussed
with them prior to submission.

These projects can last for up to three months and are ideally for
students just about to start a Ph.D. The application must be received
from a UK academic (i.e. not a student, member of CCP5). We envisage
that applications will request  £200-£250 per week, to include travel
as appropriate. The maximum sum available per busary is £3000,

NB If successful you are required to write a short report for CCP5 and
for software projects the course material must be given to CCP5 so
that it can be made available to the whole community via our web
pages.

If interested please refer to https://www.ccp5.ac.uk/summer_bursaries
for the application procedure which requires emailing a brief outline
of the project (no more than one page), indicating the costs and the
potential impact to alin-marin.elena@stfc.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is midnight 1st of May 2021. The CCP5
executive committee will decide soon thereafter which are funded based
on the potential value to the CCP5 community and/or the industrial
company(academic group) as well as the quality of the research and
funds available. Priority will be given to new applicants.

Regards,

Alin
Wednesday, February 24, 2021



Fundamental constants set upper limit for the speed of sound

To Kostya Trachenko of Queen Mary University of London, Bartomeu Monserrat, Chris Pickard of the University of Cambridge and Vadim Brazhkin of the Russian Academy of Sciences for calculations showing that the upper limit on the speed of sound in solids and liquids depends on just two dimensionless quantities – the fine structure constant and the proton-to-electron mass ratio. The team’s theoretical prediction is backed up by experimental data of the speed of sound in a range of solid materials and a calculation of the speed of sound in metallic hydrogen – a material that is yet to be created in the lab but should have the fastest speed of sound. The research provides insight into how fundamental constants impose bounds on physical properties.

more details at https://physicsworld.com/a/physics-world-announces-its-breakthrough-of-the-year-finalists-for-2020/

Friday, December 18, 2020

Highlights

Impact 1 keV MgO bombardment on Al(111)
Polymer nanoparticle interactions with lipid membrane

 

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