EMMC focussed workshop: “Materials and molecular modelling in the 21st century: Physics-based or data-driven? “, 11-13 June 2018 in Uppsala (the Ångström Laboratory of Uppsala University).
Molecular and materials modelling traditionally uses physics-based models, but currently there is much excitement about big data and machine learning. But are there scientific shortcomings and risks associated with it? Are we heading towards “… numbers, not insights”, i.e. away from “… insights, not numbers”?! Can we reach an understanding in the community about how physics-based insight and data-driven analysis may complement each other?
Together with local and international experts, including AiiDA team researchers, all participants are welcome to contribute to enlightening these multi-facetted questions through presentations and discussions.
Registration is open! The deadline for registration and abstracts submission is 18th of May 2018. Abstracts on the theme of multiscale modelling (we use the term in a broad sense) and on the data-driven vs. physics-based models theme are equally welcome! It is of course also perfectly fine to participate without a presentation.
The workshop is run jointly with the “Multiscale modelling of materials and molecules” meeting, sponsored by the Swedish strategic e-science program eSSENCE.