Materials Defects: Tutorials

September 11 - 14, 2012


The long program opens with four days of tutorials that will provide an introduction to major themes of the entire program and the four workshops. The goal is to build a foundation for the participants of this program who have diverse scientific backgrounds. Topics that will be discussed during the tutorials include

  • Interatomic Potentials: From Ab-Initio to Empirical Potentials
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations
  • Surface Dynamics
  • Dislocations
  • Grain Boundaries and Polycrystalline Materials
  • Crack Propagation
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Continuum Plasticity

Registration for tutorials is free, to encourage broad participation.

Organizing Committee

Jiun-Shyan Chen (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Civil & Environmental Eng)
Mitchell Luskin (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Tim Schulze (University of Tennessee, Math)
Axel Voigt (Technishche Universtitat Dresden)