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First School of Computational Physics Applied to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

CEDENNA encourages computational physics in Chile and Latin America

June 22, 2011

The event will take place August 18 and 19, 2011, at the Ninoslave Bralic Conference Room of the Faculty of Physics of the Catholic University of Chile.

Students from different Chilean universities that conduct theoretical research on nanoscience and nanotechnology will participate in the first School of Computational Physics Applied to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology organized by CEDENNA to take place at the Faculty of Physics of the Catholic University of Chile.

Currently there is a major need for precise theoretical predictions to advance in the understanding of basic and applied sciences in Physics, Biological Chemistry and Engineering. Computer simulations of many phenomena that appear in these fields can serve as a guide to carry out experiments and theoretical simplifications for analytical modeling. Consequently, the Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology seeks to encourage computational physics in Chile and Latin America.

The activity, which seeks to inform the participants about the basic concepts of ab-initio calculations and molecular and Monte Carlo dynamics, also seeks to be a point of encounter for students and researchers specialized in these fields through the opportunities for direct interaction offered by the classes programmed for this event.

Among the overseas researchers who will participate in the event are Aldo Romero from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies, CINVESTAV (Mexico); Jorge Sofo from the Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University (USA); Johan Mazo Zuluaga from the Physics Institute, University of Antioquia (Colombia) and Eduardo Bringa of the Basic Sciences Institute (ICB), National University of Cuyo (Argentina).

To participate in the school, interested persons should complete the registration form available at www.cedenna.cl and send it to the coordinators jmejia@puc.cl or ggarcia@fis.puc.cl, together with a letter of support from a professor from his/her institution of study. Registration ends July 25 and acceptance will be reported by August 5 2011.

The event organizers offer scholarships to cover travel and accommodation costs for students from accepted regions.

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