Starts 1 Jun 2020
Ends 12 Jun 2020
Central European Time
Kigali - Rwanda

ICTP has been reported cases of unsolicited phone calls from a travel agency pretending to make hotel reservations on behalf of the School: Please do NOT disclose any sensitive information, it is a fraudulent attempt to collect credit card data!
No agency has been delegated to take care of accomodation arrangements for this activity, and communications on this matter will occur through official channels only.
In case of any doubt, or should you receive any similar request, please contact and local organizers.
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Update as of 16 March 2020:

ASESMA 2020 has been postponed due to ongoing  Covid-19 pandemic.

Organizers plan to hold the school at a later moment, still to be determined, either later in 2020 or in 2021.


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The African School series on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications (ASESMA) is planned on a biennial basis since 2010. Previous schools were held in Cape Town, South Africa (2010), Eldoret, Kenya (2012), Johannesburg, South Africa (2015),  Accra, Ghana (2016), and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2018).

The aim of the School is to introduce young African researchers and students to the theory of electronic structure and other atomistic simulation methods, with an emphasis on the computational methods for practical calculations.
The School will cover introductory concepts such as: electronic structure theory, density functional theory and functionals, phonons, magnetism, enhanced sampling methods in molecular dynamics, ab-initio molecular dynamics, etc.
It will also cover more advanced topics and applications of these methods to the structural, mechanical and optical properties of materials, and to the properties of biological systems.
The School will include hands-on tutorial sessions based on public license codes (including, but not limited to, the "Quantum Espresso" package).
During the second week students will be asked to split up in teams and work on specific projects under the guidance of the lecturers and mentors.

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This School adheres to IUPAP policies on scientific freedom, affirming non-discrimination on the basis of such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, or age.

IUPAP calls special attention on conference policies on Free Circulation of Scientists (section 1), and on Harassment (section 4) .


ICTP Secretariat contact:
**DEADLINE: 05/03/2020**


Omolulu Akin-Ojo (EAIFR), G. Gebreyesus Hagoss (University of Ghana), Sinéad Griffin (LBNL), Richard Martin (Stanford University), Shobhana Narasimhan (JNCASR Bangalore), Steve Ndengue (EAIFR), Nicola Seriani (ICTP), ICTP Scientific Contact: Nicola Seriani