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Antonino Marco Saitta
3 months ago

Dear colleagues,

We hope that you're all doing well in these difficult times.

We have already many applications for PISACMS 2020, hoping that we will all be back to normal by late August. However, we have decided to give two more weeks to fill the online application, for people that might have been busy with other thoughts and problems these latest days.

New deadline: March 31, 2020.

Link for direct application:


All other information is the first message, reported here below.

Good luck to all of us!

A. Marco Saitta & Rodolphe Vuilleumier

PISACMS is back! After 5 editions in Paris, 1 sister school in Bengaluru, and other ones planned in Singapore and Abu Dhabi, please find the 1st announcement of the 6th edition of the annual school "Paris International School on Advanced Computational Materials Science (PISACMS)", which will be held from Sun Aug 23th to Sun Aug 30th, 2020, in the Jussieu Pierre et Marie Curie campus of Sorbonne Université, in the heart of the Latin Quarter of central Paris.

The aim of this school is to form young generations of researchers (PhD students, postdocs, young assistant professors) to atomic, molecular and condensed phase computational methods, from theory to the most advanced approaches, going from the very microscopic to the macroscopic: Density Functional Theory, classical Monte-Carlo and molecular dynamics, ab initio molecular dynamics, metadynamics, linear response, lattice-Boltzmann methods, Quantum Monte-Carlo, Path-Integral, Machine learning approaches.
Our ambition is to make students aware of the fundamental principles of each methods, and then able to choose the most adapted one(s) for a given scientific problem. The broad panel of approaches we propose, both via theory lessons and computer lab "projects", is unique. 

This school benefits both from the exceptional central Paris environment, and from the local concentration of young and confirmed experts-teachers in each specific theme of the school, including Michele Casula, Guillaume Ferlat, Fabio Finocchi, Marie Jardat, Michele Lazzeri, Maximilien Levesque, Virginie Marry, Fabio Pietrucci, Benjamin Rotenberg, A. Marco Saitta, Mathieu Salanne, Ari Seitsonen, Rodolphe Vuilleumier. The success of PISACMS is attested by the hugely increasing number of applications we receive year after year.

The PISACMS website is now open with full details and pre-registration:


To go to pre-registration, please click on "Attending" on the left-hand side menu, then on the "link" in the body of the page.

Please note the important practical informations:

  1. Full inscription fee : 550 Euros. This includes 7-nights lodging in a student residence in Paris and all meals (breakfast/dinner at the residence, lunch on campus, social events)
  2. Maximum number of participants : 60 (first registered & paid, first served policy)
  3. Pre-registration deadline : March 31th, 2020
  4. Payment (not open yet) : from April 16th to April 30th, 2020
  5. Poster abstract submission : June 30th, 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details.

Sincerely yours,

A. Marco Saitta & Rodolphe Vuilleumier

Sorbonne Université/Ecole Normale Supérieure

Paris, France

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Ab initio (from electronic structure) calculation of complex processes in materials