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 last CCP9 Conference was held on 1st and 2nd April 2014 in Clare College, Cambridge - with a student 'prequel' on the 31st March. This was an important event where the UK electronic structure community came together to review recent progress and discuss future strategy. The programme with links to the presentation slides and summaries of the discussions can be found here.
Recent Appointees in Materials ModellingRegistration is now open for the "Recent Appointees in Materials Modelling" (RAMM) meeting in the 31st of July and 1st of August 2014. The meeting will involve sessions and plenary talks in the general area of materials modelling, covering research topics ranging from simulations of condensed and soft matter, to functional or catalytic materials discovery. For more information please visit our webpage: http://www.rammconference.org/.
Registration to RAMM2014 is free and attendees will have the chance to win a Tesla K40 GPU Accelerator, courtesy of NVIDIA (NVIDIA Best Paper Award). You can register here
LMF/QSGW Hands-On CourseA hands-on tutorial for the LMF code package will be held in Daresbury, 17-19 March 2014. For more information, and a link to the registration, please go to this website. Deadline for registrations is February, 28.
UKTC2014 Graduate schoolthe fourth national training school in Theoretical Chemistry, which will be held in Oxford this coming summer -- from 31st August until 12th September, 2014. Once again, EPSRC have kindly agreed to sponsor the initiative. The aim of the School to provide a broad-based introduction to key concepts and techniques underpinning research in theoretical and computational chemistry. It is aimed at doctoral students, typically in their first or second years of research. Three previous Schools have been held (stretching back to 2008) and, as judged from feedback received, were much appreciated by participating students. Further information, including an application form for students, is available at the School website. The closing date for applications is April 25th 2014.
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: