TUTORIAL: "Modeling Supra-molecular Structures with LAMMPS" - JULY 9-13

Dear colleague, we would like to let you know that the Tutorial “Modeling Supra-molecular Structures with LAMMPS” will be held at Temple University in Philadelphia on July 9-13 2018.

There is NO FEE for registration, but spaces are limited. If this Tutorial is interesting and useful to you, we recommend registering well before the deadline (the previous 2016 LAMMPS tutorial in Philly was filled to capacity).

Dates: Monday July 9 – Friday July 13, 2018
Location: Temple University Main Campus, Philadelphia PA
Application deadline: Tuesday May 1st, 2018

Application link: https://goo.gl/forms/tZl98iCWPT5YrzyN2

The Tutorial will feature lectures and hands-on exercises by the following invited lecturers:

  • Andreas Bick (Scienomics, Inc)
  • Stan Moore (Sandia National Labs)
  • Stefan Paquay (Brandeis U)
  • John Stone (U Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  • Alexander Stukowski (Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Pieter in’t Veld (BASF, Inc)

and by several researchers from the Temple Materials Institute.

The goal of this Tutorial is to introduce participants into setting up, performing and analyzing simulations with empirical potentials using the LAMMPS molecular dynamics software, and showcase integrated and external tools to set up simple and complex systems. Specific sessions are dedicated to the visualization and analysis of simulated structures and trajectories.

Techniques are introduced on specific software packages (LAMMPS, VMD, EMC, OVITO, MAPS) but in most cases can be transferred to other programs. Some experience with molecular simulations and knowledge of statistical mechanics are required to take full advantage of the tutorial.

The first part of the Tutorial will provide a quick review of basic molecular simulation techniques. Please note that most advanced simulation topics (e.g. free-energy computations, advanced material property computations, or QM/MM) will NOT be discussed. The second part of the Tutorial will focus on tools to build, visualize, and analyze non-trivial systems (well-entangled polymer assemblies, phase-separated lipid membranes, and DNA origami).

Updates will be posted on the Tutorial webpage:

Thank you very much for your consideration, and we hope to see you in Philadelphia!

Giacomo Fiorin
Kyle Hall
Axel Kohlmeyer
Rick Remsing