Vol. 23, No. 2
Electronic Structure of Solids and SurfacesEuroConference
on Computer Simulation of Complex Interfaces: Out of the Vacuum into
the Real World, 7-12 September 2001, Giens (near Toulon), France
This meeting [supported by the European Commission, Research DG, the
Human Potential Program, and High-Level Scientific Conferences (Contract
No. HPCF-CT-2000- 00231)] focuses on the application of computer simulation,
especially first-principles approaches, to the study of real-world surfaces
and interfacesthose found outside a vacuum chamber. This topic
arises in numerous fields and disciplines, making interdisciplinary
participation an integral feature. Bringing together authoritative simulation
practitioners, experimentalists, and industrial researchers, the conference
will address the scientific and technical challenges that must be overcome
in order to advance understanding of complex interfaces.
Key scientific themes of the meeting include the following:
- Interfaces of liquids and solutions with solids: oxides, minerals,
metals, and aqueous solutions
- Chemical and mechanical changes at interfaces: oxidation and self-catalysis,
lubrication, wear, friction and tribology, corrosion, dissolution,
and complexation The conference is open to researchers worldwide,
whether from industry or academia. Emphasis will be on discussion
about new developments, and participation will be limited to 100.
Grants to cover the conference fee (inclusive of registration, full
board, and lodging) will be available, in particular for young nationals
(under age 35) from the European Union or Associated States.
For further information, contact Dr. J. Hendekovic, Head of EURESCO
Unit, European Science Foundation, 1 quai Lezay-Marnésia, 67080
Strasbourg Cedex, France, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tel.: +33 388 76 71 35; Fax: +33 388 36 69 87; Web site: http://www.esf.org/euresco.