NESC'16 conference: Advances in Theory and simulation of non-equilibrium systems

Monday 25th July – Wednesday 27th July 2016
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Halifax Hall, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield
Contact: Ms Hafiza Bibi

3rd Announcement for NESC¹16: Advances in Theory and Simulation of non-Equilibrium systems

Organisers: Karl Travis, University of Sheffield (

Fernando Bresme, Imperial College London (


The conference includes a Festschrift for Bill Hoover to celebrate his 80th birthday.

The conference is open for new registrations and pre-registered delegates wishing to pay and book accommodation and submit abstracts.

Please be aware that the Early Bird registration rate of £275 (does not include accommodation) is only available until May 13th, after which it will rise to £325.


The aim of this meeting is to identify and discuss critical open questions on the investigation of non-equilibrium phenomena using computer simulations and non-equilibrium theory. The meeting will target recent developments in non-equilibrium thermodynamicsand statistical mechanics,

including new algorithms and thermostatting schemes, computation of transport properties in complex molecular systems and biomolecules, as well as the development of novel computational approaches to bridge disparate length and timescales.

The following list of topics is suggestive only. Abstracts covering any area of Non-equilibrium theory or simulation will be considered.

  • Non-equilibrium thermodynamics
  • Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
  • Dynamical systems theory/Chaos theory
  • Algorithms for non-equilibrium simulation
  • Multiscale modelling
  • Transport properties
  • Flow in confined systems
  • Radiation Damage in Materials


Note: The special Festschrift session to celebrate Bill Hoover¹s 80th birthday and recognize his achievements and contributions to the field of non-equilibrium simulation will take place on Tuesday 26th July. This session is now full.


The conference will take place 25th-27th July 2016. The conference programme will start on Monday 25th at 1pm. Registration will be open from 11 am at Halifax Hall, and lunch (included in the registration fee) will be served at noon.




  • Confirmed Speakers include:

    • Berni Alder (Keynote Speaker)
    • Bill Hoover, Ruby Valley Research Institute
    • Denis Evans, Australian National University
    • Giovanni Ciccotti, University of Rome, La Sapienza
    • Harald Posch, University of Vienna
    • David Heyes, Royal Holloway
    • David Reguera, University of Barcelona
    • Peter Cummings, Vanderbilt University
    • Miguel Rubi, University of Barcelona
    • Clare McCabe, Vanderbilt University
    • Debra Bernhardt, University of Queensland


    Additional confirmed speakers include:

    Peter Daivis, Carl Dettmann, Bjorn Hafskjold,  Owen Jepps, Vitaly Kuzmin, Gary Morriss,  Sten Sarman, Billy Todd , Francisco Uribe and Lesley Woodcock



The conference will be held at Halifax Hall ( Halifax Hall is located on the west side of Sheffield City Centre and only a short walk from Ecclesall Road, an area which provides a hub of bars, pubs and restaurants. It offers a great location for both business and leisure trips in Sheffield. Situated within The University of Sheffield¹s Endcliffe student village it also offers the perfect place for visiting parents and prospective students to stay. Local attractions include the picturesque Botanical Gardens, only five minutes away, whilst shopping and other city centre attractions are easily commutable by bus and taxi. Further afield the location offers great access to The Peak District National Park, which by car is only a 15 minute drive, whilst the stunning Chatsworth House is only a 30 minutes¹ drive."

The historic city of Sheffield is synonymous with the industrial revolution, and during the 19th century gained an international reputation for steel production and cutlery manufacture. Sheffield is located in the valley of the River Don and its four tributaries, and a third of the city lies within the Peak District National Park. The city has a long sporting heritage and is home to the world¹s oldest football club (Sheffield FC). Sheffield is less than 1.5 hours from the international airports of Manchester, Leeds Bradford and East Midlands, and is easily reached by train from Manchester and London.


Registration and Payment details

To register and book accommodation, please visit the website:

Click on the blue tab entitled: ³book event² and follow the instructions from that point.

 **note: if you have previously used the website to pre-register and submit an abstract, you can skip past most of the questions and continue to the payment step.

Payment method: We are sorry but the onlinestore can only accept payment by credit card.


The Registration rates are:

£275: Early bird, before 13th of May 2016;

£325: Standard, from 14th of May 2016

The registration cost includes lunches, refreshments for 25th-27th July, book of abstracts and other conference material, as well as the conference dinner, which will take place in the evening of the 26th of July.



A number of rooms are available in Halifax Hall and the nearby Endcliffe Student Village. The prices for the rooms are as follows:

Halifax Hall, single occupancy room, includes breakfast = £65 per night

Halifax Hall, double occupancy room, includes breakfast = £75 per night

Endcliffe student village, single occupancy, includes breakfast = £36 per night.

Rooms must be booked through the onlinestore to guarantee these prices and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Cancellation Policy:

We regret that we are unable to offer any re-imbursement for cancellation after booking is complete via the onlinestore.

We look forward to meeting you in July.

Karl Travis and Fernando Bresme (conference organisers)

Contact Details:

Karl Travis, University of Sheffield (

Fernando Bresme, Imperial College London (



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