for Long Molecules and Thin Films
at the Center Stefano Franscini
Dates : July 15-20, 2001
Link to online WEB page Registration Invited speakers and participants please complete by June 25th. Due to space constraints, attendance at this work shop is by invitation only. If you would like to attend please email to the conference Chairman via the Conference Secretary.
We wish to thank the following for their generous contributions
to the success of this conference:
This workshop will address mathematical and computational issues arising in bridging the gaps in length and time scales between atomistic descriptions and reduced-order continuum mechanics models of scientifically and technologically important molecular systems. The conference will be focussed on systems that have both a small and a long length scale. Examples are long stiff polymers such as DNA, and thin films of only a few atoms thickness but large extent. An abstract aimed at a general scientific audience can be found both in an English Version and an Italian Version. (The language of the workshop will be English.) The full text of the original Scientific Proposal is also available.
The conference will start with a Reception and Dinner on Sunday evening the 15th. Between Monday morning and lunch time Friday there are planned to be approximately two dozen talks of approximately 40 minutes duration. The talks will be split among three inter-related topics:
In each area the speakers will be divided between those whose background is primarily in Molecular Dynamics and Atomistic Models, and those whose background is primarily Continuum Mechanics and Mathematics. Speakers will be encouraged to include some introductory material targeted at members of the `other' community.
The number of talks and number of attendees (a total attendance of approximately 50 is planned) have been chosen to allow ample time for extensive scientific discussions outside of the formal presentations. In addition to the invited lectures all participants will have the opportunity to display a scientific poster.
The workshop will take place in the Center
Stefano Franscini (CSF), which is a residential conference centre located
in a big park about twelve minutes walk above the town of Ascona
on Lake Maggiore in the Italian speaking Ticino Canton of Switzerland south
of the Alps.
Detailed travel information is available from the Monte
Verità Center web site or in a more detailed version from the
page of another Mte Verita conference travel
page (thank you to their organizer Jean Favre of CSCS!). Check back
here close to the conference date for details of a planned shuttle bus
service to run from the Locarno train station to the Mte Verita Conference
center on Sunday the 15th July.
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