On 7-9 September 2014 our Computational Physics Group organized an International Symposium and Workshop “Computational condensed matter: advances and challenges – CompMat2014“. The event took place in the sea-coast town of Whitehaven in western part of the Lake District National Park in UK. The symposium program committee consisted of Andrei Zvelindovsky, Marco Pinna and Manuela Mura.
The event marked 10 years since the Computational Physics Group was founded by Andrei Zvelindovsky. It was the first scientific event organized by newly founded Lincoln School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Lincoln, where the group relocated on 1st September 2014.
The event attracted 37 participants (one of 38 registered participants got not well before the event and could not come) from 10 countries all other the globe: from Japan to USA.
On Sunday 7th of September there was a Pre-symposium workshop delivered by 6 international lectures. The workshop was oriented on PhD students and postdocs, but was also well attended by many other participants.
The main program on 8 and 9 September, consisted of 15 invited talks, 6 short oral presentations, 2 poster sessions and substantial discussion time. The key-note lecture was delivered by Daan Frenkel. Several scientific publishers offered 7 generous poster prizes.
The symposium was finished by the symposium dinner at Moresby Hall with a lively string quartet performance.
The event was financially supported by IOP Computational Physics Group, RSC Materials Chemistry Division, J-OCTA of JSOL Corporation, Polymers (MDPI), as well by our EPSRC grant. Poster prizes were offered by Elsevier, Springer, Macromolecular Journals (Wiley), and RSC Soft Matter.