Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 14 Aug 2023 05:00
Ends 18 Aug 2023 15:00
Yachay Tech University, School of Physical Sciences and Nanotechnology, Ecuador

School of Programming for Scientific Research - EPIC 3: The Frontiers of Computational Physics



PWF jointly with Grupo de Investigadores Latitud Cero, the Physics Department of Escuela Politécnica Nacional, and the School of Physical Sciences and Nanotechnology of Yachay Tech University in Ecuador are pleased to announce the upcoming summer "School of Programming for Scientific Research - EPIC 3: The Frontiers of Computational Physics".

Information in Spanish:
Goals and deliverables:
The third edition of EPIC will focus on introducing techniques for data analysis and image processing using Python and Julia as the main tools. EPIC 3 will have plenary talks on various topics and dedicated tutorials on simulation and data analysis in physics, machine learning for physics and life sciences, observational astronomy and computational astrophysics, high-energy (particle) physics, and materials science.
By the end of this school, participants will have the ability to perform basic data analysis on unprocessed raw data and images to extract important information about physical systems. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own research work during a dedicated session.
The school will be held in person on the campus of Yachay Tech University from August 14th to August 18th, 2023. Yachay Tech is located in the beautiful area of Urcuquí, a place renowned for its pleasant weather conditions and its proximity to numerous tourist attractions, such as hot springs, lakes, mountains, and active and inactive volcanoes.
Address: Yachay Tech University, School of Physical Sciences and Nanotechnology, Hacienda San José S/N, 100119 Urcuquí, Ecuador
How to apply:
The online application form for EPIC 3 is no longer available (deadline: July 20th, 2023).

Recommended prerequisites: 

  • Basic programming experience. 
  • Basic knowledge of the English language.

We welcome applications from undergraduate students, MSc students, and early-career professionals working on any field of natural sciences and/or computer sciences and who wish to expand their scientific computing skills.
While we will review all applications, we will give preference to applicants from Latin American countries (owing to the limited available funds) and to students who have not participated in previous editions of EPIC. We are also fully committed to reducing the existing gender gap in academia, so half of our scholarships will be allocated to female applicants. Female applicants are particularly welcome to apply, and we will have a dedicated session on Women in STEM as part of EPIC 3.

The number of participants is limited to the 20 most motivated students. Preference will be given to students in their last semesters and who have not participated in previous editions of EPIC. Scholarships may be provided free of charge to cover accommodation or accommodation plus lunches for the most outstanding candidates throughout the duration of the school. Participants (or their universities) are expected to bear the costs of travel from their respective universities to Yachay. However, a few travel grants might be available.
There is no registration fee.
Students who complete the whole course will receive an ICTP-PWF certificate.
Organizing Committee and speakers:
Project coordinator / speaker: Hernán Andrés Morales-Navarrete; Universität Konstanz, Germany; Computational Life Science, Biophysics, Machine Learning
Local coordinator/ speaker: Wladimir Banda-Barragán; Yachay Tech University, Ecuador, Astrophysics, Computational Fluid Mechanics
Speaker: Helga Dénes; Yachay Tech University, Ecuador, Astrophysics, Radio Astronomy
Speaker: Luis Manzanillas; Synchrotron SOLEIL, France. Particle physics
Speaker: Alejandro Gomez Espinosa; ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. High Energy Physics
Speaker: Lupe Villegas; Institute of Optics (IO-CSIC), Spain; Biophysics
Speaker: Edison Salazar; Leiden University, The Netherlands. Materials Science
Speaker: Henrry M. Osorio; Escuela Politécnica Nacional. Materials Science