Shell Technology Center Bangalore, the 3rd technology hub for Royal Dutch Shell after Amsterdam and Houston, was inaugurated on 31st March, 2017. The inauguration saw the presence of distinguished guests from Indian Industry, Academia, Government and senior leadership of Shell coming together.
Researchers at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society have published Ab initio Green-Kubo Approach for the Thermal Conductivity of Solids (C. Carbogno, R. Ramprasad and M. Scheffler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 175901).
NOMAD hosted a Remote Visualization workshop in collaboration with PRACE, 24 April 2017 in Munich, Germany.
We've published our first newsletter!
Prof. Alessandro De Vita (KCL) presented at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, held in San Francisco 02 - 06 Apr, 2017.
We've drafted overview slides of the project and a report on the last 15 months, following our successful Industry Meeting in Feb 2017.
The Interface Morphology Prediction with Robust and Efficient Structure Search (IMPRESS) workshop at Aalto University addresses structure prediction at surfaces and interfaces. Recently, novel machine-learning approaches have started to compete with more traditional, stochastic structure prediction methods, such as basin hoping or simulated annealing.
CSC Presented NOMAD at the PRACE event "Spring School on Computational Chemistry 2017", Finland, March 16th, 2017.
NOMAD Coordinator Matthias Scheffler presented an Invited Talk on 'DFT, Its Impact on Condensed Matter and on "Materials-Genome'' Research at the Amercian Physical Society (APS) March meeting.
NOMAD will be well represented at the upcoming DPG meeting in Dresden, 19 - 24 March 2017.
Development of the NOMAD Encyclopedia is a complex task that requires an interdisciplinary team of people, with expertise in physics, chemistry, materials science, computer science, software engineering, user experience and web design. To effectively develop the Encyclopedia, face-to-face meetings and team-work are crucial. And the work should be enjoyable too!
NOMAD was represented at the DPG spring session of the Atomic, Molecule, Quantum Optics and Plasmas (SAMOP) section, held 6 - 10 Mar 2017 in Mainz, Germany.
Our Advanced Graphics Team have developed a video depicting the interaction of CO2 with a CaO surface.
The theory department of the Fritz Haber Institute is looking for a computer scientist that will work on improving and extending the infrastructure for parsing and data analytics of the NOMAD Centre of Excellence, which involves 4 supercomputing centers and 7 other leading scientific institutions.
C. Draxl's group in HUB has just published Predicting Ground-State Configurations and Electronic Properties of the Thermoelectric Clathrates Ba8AlxSi46–x and Sr8AlxSi46–x in Chemistry of Materials.
The NOMAD Hackathon was featured in the Feb 2017 edition of the Berlin Big Data Center's newsletter.
NOMAD partner UB (IQTCUB) contributed to the development of the Atomic Simulation environment thanks to Ask Hjorth Larsen, who has been working on NOMAD at UB.
Two new NOMAD publications are now available!
06 - 07 Feb 2017, we held our second Industry meeting in Hamburg at the Centre for Free Electron Laser Science.
NOMAD is hosting a NOMAD Summer (25 - 29 Sept 2017) - it will be a hands-on course in tools for Novel Materials Discovery.
The NOMAD Hackathon, held 18 - 20 Jan 2017 at the Berlin Big Data Centre, was a great success!
Dr. Rubén J. García-Hernández (LRZ) presented NOMAD at the Division of Computer Science of Luleå Technical University (Sweden), on 19 January 2017 with a talk entitled “Realism, NPR, interaction, virtual reality, serious gaming and applications.”
The NOMAD project in general, and visualization activities in particular, were highlighted at the School of Computer Science and Technology of Tianjin University (China) on 7 December 2016.
NOMAD together with the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC) will host an Analytics Hackathon in Berlin, 18 - 20 Jan 2017.
Prof. Draxl (HUB) presented NOMAD in her keynote talk at the CHiMaD 2016 Summit on Data & Analytics for Materials Research, Evanston, USA (31 Oct - 02 Nov 2016).
The industry team's latest interview is now available - see what Dr. Victor Milman of BIOVIA had to say about NOMAD.
Prof. Draxl (HUB) gave a plenary lecture at the 8th International conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling in France (9 - 14 October 2016).
Prof. Claudia Draxl (HUB) gave an invited talk at the Workshop on Machine Learning Meets Many-Particle Problems, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA in Los Angeles (September 26-30, 2016).
The School and Workshop were held 11 - 23 Sept 2016 in Benasque, Spain.
The industry team's latest interview is now available - see what Dr. Michael Krein of Lockheed Martin had to say about NOMAD.
NOMAD Coordinator Matthias Scheffler has been interviewed in the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) Newsletter.
The industry team's latest interview is now available - see what Julio Bono Pérez of ISFOC had to say about NOMAD.
KCL researcher Dr. Martina Stella presented "A common format for materials data" at Theory and Applications of Computational Chemistry (TACC) (28 Aug - 02 Sep 2016).
Check out our latest Industry Interview with Dr. Pedro Martínez of Iberdrola.
Our latest interview is with Dr. Ansgar Schäfer of BASF.
HoW exciting! 2016 consists of two closely related events, an international workshop and a hands-on tutorial about excitations in solids, held at HU Berlin, Germany, August 3-11, 2016.
We've been talking to our industry contacts to see what NOMAD can do for them.
Call for Psi-k Workshop Proposals for 2017 is out!
Dr. Luca Ghiringhelli of FHI presented 'Machine Learning for Fast Property Predictions' at the FHI-aims Developers’ and Users’ Meeting.
New NOMAD publications from Francesc Illas and Stefan Bromley at the Universitat de Barcelona.
'Towards a Common Format for Computational Materials Science Data' has been published as "Ψk Scientific Highlight of the Month", n. 131, July 2016.
We've set the dates for our second Industry Meeting!
NOMAD Virtual Reality (VR) prototypes were presented in Munich at Zukunft Digital - Big Data (18 Jul 2016) and Virtual Reality Day at the Hochschule Fresenius 2016 (20 Jul 2016).
Rosendo Valero (Universitat de Barcelona) at the Novel Routes to Inorganic Polymorphs (iPolymorphs) conference in San Sebastian/Donostia, June 2016.
NOMAD researchers participated in the iPolymorphs, Novel Routes to Inorganic Polymorphs Workshop, organized by the Universitat de Barcelona.
Prof. Illas of the Universitat de Barcelona presented at the 15th International Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Catalysis.
NOMAD was presented to general audiences at the Long Night of the Sciences (Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) in Berlin on 11 June 2016.
NOMAD was presented at the PPES-IV workshop, held 10 - 15 Apr 2016 in Zermatt.
Held in Iran, this workshop (02 - 13 May 2016) dealt with the basics and recent advances of electronic-structure theory, especially density-functional theory. The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, which coordinates NOMAD was one of the sponsors.
Walter Kohn died April 19, 2016 at the age of 93.
Dr. Luca Ghiringelli of FHI presented 'Causal models in Big-Data Analytics for Novel Materials Discovery' at the 2016 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, USA in Mar 2016.
Dr. Luca Ghiringelli of FHI presented 'Learning descriptors from materials science (big) data' as an invited talk at the Institute of Physics at Czech Academy of Science.
'Reproducibility in density functional theory calculations of solids' was published in Science 25 Mar 2016 (Vol. 351, Issue 6280, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad3000).
NOMAD PIs met 02 - 03 March 2016 in Berlin, after a successful Industry Workshop 01 - 02 March 2016.
In the CECAM Workshop "Towards a Common Format for Computational Materials Science Data" representatives of more than 20 leading material science simulation packages worked together on solving long standing issues.
Psi-k are hosting a Scientific Get-Together on 08 March 206 in Regensburg.
Psi-k has published their list of events for 2016 - check it out!
First NOMAD Academic Workshop "Towards a Common Format for Computational Materials Science Data"
Lausanne, January 25 to January 27 2016 (first part: discussion and decisions) and January 27 to February 5 2016 (second part: implementation)
NOMAD was presented at the CECAM workshop Big Data of Materials Science -- Critical Next Steps.
Prof. Claudia Draxl from HU Berlin gave a talk 'Big Data in den Materialwissenschaften: Eine Quelle neuen Wissens at the RDA Deutschland.
NOMAD logo was included in the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre booth at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15).
NOMAD and other Centres of Excellence funded by the European Commission have been featured in a press release from the European Extreme Data and Computing Initiative (EXDCI).
Prof. Draxl presented an invited talk 'Insight through Sharing: Data-driven Materials Science' at the workshop in La Plata, Argentina, Nov. 12-14, 2015.
A press release was issued 03 Nov 2015 for the project kick-off.
The NOMAD CoE was featured as the ‘Top Topic’ on the Max Planck Gesellschaft (Max Planck Society) home-page on 2 November 2015.
Prof. Matthias Scheffler has been interviewed on the Max Planck Society website.
NOMAD partners met 27 - 28 Oct 2015 at the Max Planck Institute, Berlin to kick-off the project.
The NOMAD Centre of Excellence (CoE) is a European research initiative that combines theoretical physics, computer science and materials science, to deliver better understanding of the fundamental properties of materials.
The project begins on 1 November 2015 and has an expected duration of 36 months, with an EU support of almost 5 million euro.