Upcoming NOMAD Events

Hands-on workshop: Density-functional theory and beyond - accuracy, efficiency and reproducibility in computational materials science
This workshop, co-sponsored by Psi-k and CECAM, will focus on novel materials discovery by learning from Electronic-Structure Theory. It will be held July 31 - August 11, 2017. 
Big-Data Driven Materials Science - Academic Workshop II 
Our second Academic Workshop, co-sponsored by CECAM, will focus on Big-Data Driven Materials Science. It will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, September 11 - 13, 2017. 
NOMAD Summer
NOMAD Summer is a hands-on course on tools for novel materials discovery, run in collaboration with Psi-k. The course is open to participants from both industry and academia and runs September 25 - 29, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. 
NOMAD Industry Meeting
We'll host our third and final Industry Meeting in London, February 5 - 6, 2018. If you are interested in attending, please contact kylie.obrien@pintailsevices.com.

 

Previous NOMAD Events

NOMAD Encyclopedia Coding Party - Berlin, Germany, June 26 - 27, 2017

Our fourth face-to-face Coding Party was dedicated to working together on the upcoming extensions of the Encyclopedia GUI and API, and plan our next steps. The Encyclopedia team also met colleagues from the Archive team to make sure that both sides interact most efficiently. 

NOMAD IMPRESS Workshop - Helsinki, Finland, June 7 - 9, 2017

The international workshop brought together experts in traditional atomistic structure search with experts on novel search techniques and machine learning to discuss applications on interface morphology, the performance of state-of-the-art techniques and outstanding challenges in the field.

PRACE-NOMAD Remote Visualization Workshop - Munich, Germany, April 24, 2017 

The workshop provided NOMAD with a detailed review of common remote visualization software stacks, focusing on tools allowing web-based interaction. A proof-of-concept software tool created by the speakers to address some issues which NOMAD will also need to tackle was demonstrated and provided for NOMAD use, study and inspiration. 

NOMAD Second Industry Meeting - Hamburg, Germany, February 6 - 7, 2017

We met with our industry colleagues in February 2017 to update them on our progress and gain their feedback on the tools we developed in the first 15 months of the project. You can read our report on the first 15 months here.

NOMAD Analytics Hackathon - Berlin, Germany, January 18 - 20, 2017

NOMAD together with the Berlin Big Data Center hosted the NOMAD Analytics Hackathon to develop new tools. Some of the tools developed were presented at the second Industry Meeting.

NOMAD Encyclopedia Coding Party - Berlin, Germany, January 9 - 13, 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. So, we had a Coding Party at HUB to program together and fine-tune the Encyclopedia.

Open Databases Integration for Materials Design - Leiden, The Netherlands, October 24 - 28, 2016

In the last few years, there has been a major game change in materials design. Thanks to the exponential growth of computer power and the development of robust first-principles electronic structure codes, it has become possible to perform large sets of calculations automatically. This is the burgeoning area of high-throughput ab initio computation. Such calculations have been used to create large databases containing the calculated properties of existing and hypothetical materials, many of which have appeared online. The aim of this workshop was to work in the direction of making these databases interoperational.

2016 CAMD Summer School on Electronic Structure Theory and Materials Design, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 14 - 19, 2016

The school taught PhD students from all over the world about basic and more advanced concepts in modern electronic structure theory, with an emphasis on the methodology applied “on-top” of ab initio calculations.

HoW exciting! Workshop and hands-on tutorial on excitations in solids - Berlin, Germany, August 3 - 11, 2016

HoW exciting! 2016 consisted of two closely related events, an international workshop and a hands-on tutorial about excitations in solids. The main goals of the workshop were to survey the state-of-the-art in computational approaches to describe different types of excitations, discuss future perspectives and establish collaborations between theoretical and experimental groups. The hands-on session offered young scientists the chance to put knowledge acquired from the workshop into practice.

Workshop on Big-Data-Driven Materials Science - Ringberg Castle, Germany, July 27 - 30, 2016

Big-Data in materials science is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses topics from theoretical and experimental Chemistry and Physics, computational science, mathematics and more. This meeting aimed to deepen existing collaborations and explore new ideas for cooperation.

NOMAD First Industry Meeting - Berlin, Germany, March 1 - 2, 2016

In March 2016, we held our first Industry Meeting to inform a variety of industries about the NOMAD Laboratory and to learn what types of tools they would like to see developed. You can read our report of the first Industry Meeting here.

Towards a Common Format for Computational Materials Science Data - NOMAD Academic Workshop - Lausanne, Switzerland, January 25 - February 4, 2016 

At this workshop, representatives of more than 20 leading material science simulation packages worked together on solving long-standing issues. You can read about the outcome of the workshop in this Psi-k Highlight. Our report Data formats and compression also describes our work on translating the data of all important codes into a standardized, code-independent, format.

Big Data of Materials Science - Critical Next Steps - Lausanne, Switzerland, November 30 - December 4, 2015

Using first-principles electronic-structure codes, a huge number of materials has been studied in recent years. The amount of already created data is immense. Thus, the field is facing the challenges of Big -Data, which are often characterized in terms of Volume (amount of information), Variety (heterogeneity of the form and meaning of the data), and Veracity (uncertainty of the data quality). The workshop brought together key scientists involved in developing and applying techniques for the production and storage of large amounts of first principles data and/or techniques for the analysis of such Big-Data.