Hermes Summer School 2020

24th-28th July 2020 at the Cumberland Lodge, Windsor

Hermes Summer school aims to furnish early career researchers with the knowledge and skills required to make a significant contribution to computational materials science. The school will focus on three important branches of computational materials science: density functional theory (DFT), molecular dynamics (MD) and machine learning, as well as effective science communication. Students leaving Hermes will understand both the fundamentals of the methods they will be using and how to present and communicate their results clearly and professionally.

The other primary aim of Hermes has been, since 2012, to foster a sense of community among the community of computational materials science early researchers, both in the UK and abroad. Throughout the school we place emphasis on discussion during our talks and workshops, and networking during our poster and networking sessions. The school is entirely student run, and the committee for the following iteration is typically almost entirely comprised of attendees from the previous iteration. This has also contributed to the community aspect of Hermes; many of the committee members from different iterations still keep in touch, and recently those from the earlier ones have started to come back and give talks about their experiences.

More information and registration can be found at

24/07/2020 to 28/07/2020