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Mainz Materials Simulation Days 2009

The Mainz Materials Simulation Days 2009 attracted 88 registered participants from 17 different countries around the world. As in the previous years we chose four different topics from materials simulations for the workshop to enable exchange between the different areas. This worked really well for the discussions among the more senior people. However, we somewhat suffered from the not uncommon "shyness" of younger attendants to pester the speaker with questions if parts of his presentation were not clear. As it is our main goal for this workshop to foster an atmosphere of lively discussions among all participants and to provide an environment where everybody is able to participate in the discussions we hope to be able to improve on this point at the next occasion. We will continue this series with the next workshop in 2011 with a tentative date of May 25 - 27, 2011.

The Mainz Materials Simulation Days are a series of discussion meetings focusing on method developments in computational materials science. The workshops are jointly organized by the groups of Prof. Kurt Kremer at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and Prof. Kurt Binder at the Physics Institute of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. They will typically be of a 2 days duration starting at noon on Wednesday and finishing at noon on Friday.

We are planning this workshop for a total attendance not exceeding 80 people, to enable an atmosphere of lively discussions.

The third workshop will focus on various aspects of

  • semiflexible polymers
  • non-equilibrium methods
  • physical and chemical networks
  • rare events

The MMSD 2009 is organized by:

Nico van der Vegt, Kurt Kremer, Wolfgang Paul, and Peter Virnau

Sponsors: Transregio SFB, SFB 625

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