Online KIM Boot Camp on August 12, 2014


As you know, there is a current effort underway funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation to improve the reliability, gauge the accuracy, and enhance the portability of empirical interatomic potentials (models) called the "Knowledgebase of Interatomic Models" (KIM) ( The KIM project includes the development of an application programming interface (API) for atomistic simulations that allows any interatomic potential conforming to the KIM API to work seamlessly with any KIM-compliant simulation code. The project is headed by Ellad Tadmor and Ryan Elliott at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with James Sethna at Cornell University.

In order to familiarize researchers with KIM, we will be holding a one-day online "KIM Boot Camp" on Tuesday August 12, 2014 from 8:00am to 4:00pm CDT.

The objectives of the Boot Camp are to teach researchers how to make models and simulators "KIM-compliant" (i.e. compatible with the KIM API), how to develop tests that can be uploaded to KIM to run against the models stored there, and how to develop visualizers for viewing content in the KIM repository. The event will be held at University of Minnesota and broadcast live on the web.

If you would like to participate, please e-mail [email protected] and provide your name and affiliation. You will then be provided with information on how to connect to the live stream. Participation is free.

Feel free to distribute this message to anyone who may be interested.

With best wishes,

Ellad Tadmor