CECAM Psi-k Conference 2021: New Horizons in Nucleation; a playground for classical and ab initio simulations

Nucleation is the initial step in the formation of a new phase. Nucleation from liquids is a phenomenon encountered in countless natural and industrial processes. At this CECAM/Psi-k research conference we have gathered the international community of theoreticians and molecular simulation practitioners active in the advancement of the current state-of-the-art in molecular simulations of nucleation processes.

20 - 22 September 2021
Time: 13:00 - 17:30
Venue: Online
Contact: Matteo Salvalaglio / Karen Stoneham

A key aim of this meeting will be to bring the electronic structure, classical molecular dynamics, and nucleation theory communities together.

Simultaneously we will promote an all-around perspective on the wide range of contexts in which nucleation plays a dominant role, discussing applications in pharmaceutical processes, biomolecular systems, and active matter.

Our program will feature a number of young rising stars, as well as established, leading figures in the field.

The 2021 CECAM/Psi-k research conference on "New Horizons in Nucleation" will:

• Review and discuss our understanding of the current state of the art of the field

• Bring together the disparate communities with expertise in nucleation, including the molecular dynamics, ab initio, and industrial communities with a view to developing new techniques and applying our techniques to the most relevant problems

• Identify future directions for the development of the field

• Produce a perspective road-map paper based on discussions.


Stefano Angioletti-Uberti, Imperial College London, UK

Fernando Bresme, Imperial College London, UK

Angelos Michaelides, University College London, UK

Erich A. Muller, Imperial College London, UK

Matteo Salvalaglio, University College London, UK

Cedric Weber, King's College London, UK



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