During the last decades, computer simulations have become an essential tool in many fields, including neutron scattering. The increasing complexity of the systems studied at neutron facilities limits the validity of standard analytical approaches in many cases, calling for a symbiotic approach where neutron data (often complemented by additional experimental techniques) and modelling are used together to further understand such complex systems. This approach facilitated by the advances in hardware and software seen during recent years, has resulted in computer simulations becoming part of the standard toolbox for many experimental scientists, without requiring extensive training or huge resources.
The goal of this workshop is to showcase some representative examples of such uses, highlighting in particular recent work by young researchers showing how atomistic simulations (classical MD, spin dynamics, DFT, Monte Carlo, etc.) can help in understanding and interpreting neutron scattering data, as well as enhance the value of experimental data by leading to a better comprehension.
This virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st January 2021, 13:00 - 18:30.
The list of confirmed speakers can be found in the timetable, but additional contributions (especially from young scientists) are welcomed and will be selected among the abstracts submitted before December 18th.