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Building Nanostructures Bit by Bit

2nd Annual NNIN/CNF Fall Workshop

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

October 23-25th, 2006





Modeling and simulation techniques play a crucial role in guiding nanoscale research and interpreting the results.  However in order to successfully integrate these computational approaches with experimental tools, researchers must learn about the principles and applications associated with each code.


Workshop flyer is now available for download.



This workshop will provide morning lectures on the theory behind approaches followed by hands-on sessions for each code.  In some cases, participants will learn directly from the code's creator.  Graduate students and young researchers with theory or experimental backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend. More seasoned members of the field are also encouraged to come and share their knowledge.


The workshop schedule is now available here.



Nanofluidics, Molecular Dynamics, Nanophotonics, Phonons in Materials, Deposition, Nanoscale Chemistry


List of Invited Speakers:

Garry Bordonaro (Cornell University)

David Erickson (Cornell University)

Steven Johnson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Axel Kohlmeyer (University of Pennsylvania)

Nicola Marzari (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Steve Plimpton (Sandia National Laboratories)

Murilo Tiago (University of Texas)


Code Tutorials will be offered on:

LAMMPS (Molecular Dynamics package - Classical Dynamics meets the Nanoscale World)

PARSEC (Real Space Density Functional Approach - Molecules, Clusters, and More)

MIT Photonic Bands and MEEP FDTD packages (Photonics packages - Bending light in unexpected ways)

CPMD (Car Parrinello Molecular Dynamics - Quantum Systems in Motion)

Quantum Espresso (Density Functional Plane Wave code - total energy, crystal relaxation, phonon dispersions, and more)

Elmer (Multiphysics for Fluidics, Heat Transfer, Electricity and Magnetism, Acoustics, and more)

Prolith (Optimizing fabricated devices based on your designs) 


The registration deadline for the workshop is October 11th, 2006.  Seating is limited to 30-40 participants, so please register early.  Online registration can be accessed here(10/10/2006 - Some spots are still available, so please register!)


Poster Session:

 All attendants are encouraged to present a poster at the workshop.  Abstracts for the poster session (400 words maximum excluding title, authors' names, and affiliations) should be submitted in plain text to stewart@cnf.cornell.edu with the subject "CNF Fall Workshop".  Poster abstracts must be received by October 11th, 2006.


Housing, Maps, and Directions:

 A list of Ithaca area hotels is available here in pdf format.  Please note that some of the hotels do provide shuttle service from to Cornell and the Ithaca airport.  Information on reaching Cornell University and the Cornell Nanoscale Facility can be found here.


Modeling through the CNF and NNIN:

 The CNF and NNIN are committed to providing computational modeling tools that help researchers explore the nanoscale regime.  This workshop is part of a greater effort to provide advanced user capabilities (computational clusters, modeling packages, custom code development) that help accelerate innovation in nanoscale research.  If you would like to learn more about the computational branch of the NNIN network and how to become an user, please visit the NNIN/C website.  If you are interested in an overview of the capabilities available at the CNF, please look here.

Workshop Coordinator: Derek Stewart (stewart@cnf.cornell.edu)


Thanks to the CCL.net, Psi-k Network, and ElectronicStructure.org for posting the workshop announcement!  The photo of Cornell in the fall was taken by Zack Schildhorn.








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