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ESPResSo Summer Schools

Each year at the end of the summer (typically mid-October), we organize a one-week summer school at the ICP at Stuttgart University, Germany. The schools are typically free of charge.

The schools are sponsored by CECAM and the SimTech Cluster of Excellence at Stuttgart University.

ESPResSo summer school 2015 at the ICP

Upcoming Summer School

Our CECAM school Simulating soft matter across scales will take place on October 7-11, 2024 as an on-site event.

In this school, students learn to conduct simulations in the fields of statistical physics and charged soft matter using the software ESPResSo and waLBerla. After an introduction to particle-based and lattice-based simulations, we will focus on coarse-grained and lattice-based simulations methods to model soft matter systems at mesoscopic length and time scales. We will simulate coarse-grained ionic liquids in electrolytic capacitors, coarse-grained liquids with machine-learned effective potentials, polymer diffusion, hydrodynamic interactions via the lattice-Boltzmann method, and electrokinetics and catalysis with diffusion-advection-reaction solvers. Lectures will provide an introduction to the physics and simulation model building as well as an overview of the necessary simulation algorithms to resolve physical processes at different time scales. During the afternoon, students will practice running their own simulations in hands-on sessions using ESPResSo and waLBerla. Time will be dedicated to research talks and poster sessions.

Past Summer Schools