Mar 19 – 22, 2013
CSC - IT Center for Science
Europe/Helsinki timezone
This course provides a comprehensive, tutorial-style, hands-on, introductory and intermediate-level treatment of all the essential ingredients for molecular modeling and computational chemistry using modern supercomputers. Standard approaches such as classical and ab initio molecular dynamics, electronic structure models as well as several more special topics are explained and exemplified by prominent researchers in the field. The workshop is a must for graduate students in the field, providing an overview on "what can be calculated and how should it be done", without forgetting the important aspect of network building.

Learning outcome
An overview on common methods in computational chemistry and molecular modelling and to related HPC software packages.

Working knowledge and some work experience from some branch of computational chemistry.

  • Sander Pronk (KTH, Sweden)
  • Dage Sundholm (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Ilpo Vattulainen (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
  • Juha Vaara (University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Adam Foster (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Michael Patzschke (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Kari Laasonen (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Matti Gröhn (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
  • Atte Sillanpää (CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland)
Free of charge

Timetable and lecturers are tentative.
CSC - IT Center for Science
Classroom Dogmi (ground floor)
Life Science Center, Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland

There are three hotels within a walking distance from CSC: Radisson Blu Otaniemi, Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden and Hanasaari, of which Radisson is the nearest one.
For budget hotels see e.g. Omenahotelli Helsinki, Hotel Skatta or Hotel Arthur in Helsinki city and the instructions how to get to CSC from Helsinki city.
There are no special rates for spring school participants in any of the above mentioned hotels. 
If you have any questions, please consult the course forum page or click on the support link on the left to send an email to the local organisers.