CCP9 is the Collaborative Computational Project for the Study of the Electronic Structure of Condensed Matter
The field includes the study of metals, semiconductors, magnets, and superconductors from microscopic quantum mechanical calculations. The activities of CCP9 encompass such highly topical areas as magneto-electronics (GMR, CMR, spin-transistors), photonics, nano-technology, high-temperature superconductors, and novel wide band gap semiconductors (eg GaN, diamond films).
CCP9 provides a network which connects UK research groups in electronic structure, facilitates UK participation in the larger European ΨkNetwork, and is supporting a number of cutting edge computational codes.Information on the SLA core support, delivered by the Daresbury group
CCP9 conferenceThe next CCP9 Conference will be held on 1st and 2nd April 2014 in Clare College, Cambridge - with a student 'prequel' on the 31st March. This is an important event when the UK electronic structure community will come together to review recent progress and discuss future strategy. Further details about the meeting and registration will be distributed in due course but I would urge you all to keep these dates free so that you can join us in Cambridge.
Working group meetingOn Thursday, July 25, there will be the next meeting of the CCP9 working group in London. For more information, follow this link
Commercial success of former CCP9 flagship codeCASTEP achieves $30m in sales
Widening participation workshopsCCP9 managed to decure EPSRC funds, available for workshops aiming at bridging between different communities. So far, two workshops, reaching out to experimentalists, are being organised: