MaX International Conference 2018, Trieste 29-31 January 2018


The general focus of the Conference, organized by the MaX European Centre of Excellence on Materials Design at the eXascale, is on scientific advances in computational materials research, as well as future developments in the exascale perspective.
The program will include sessions with invited speakers only plus a dedicated poster session on topics including – but not limited to -:

  • Scientific advances in materials research exploiting high-performance computing
  • High-throughput computing for materials discovery
  • New avenues from data analytics / artificial intelligence in materials science
  • Trends in high performance computing and codesign towards exascale
  • New algorithms for first principles simulations.

Confirmed Invited Speakers include:

Anu Baby, Univeristà di Milano Bicocca (IT)
Stefano Baroni, SISSA (IT)
Luca Benini, Università di Bologna (IT) & ETH (CH)
Stephan Bluegel, FZ-Juelich (DE)
Pietro Bonfà, CINECA (IT)
Luigi Brochard, Lenovo (FR)
Roberto Car, Princeton University, NJ (USA)
Ivan Carnimeo, SISSA (IT)
Juan Carrasquilla, Perimeter Institute (CA)
Carlo Cavazzoni, CINECA (IT)
Alessandro Curioni, IBM (CH)
Thierry Deutsch, CEA-Inac (FR)
Massimiliano Fatica, NVIDIA (USA)
Luca Grisanti, SISSA (IT)
Geoffroy Hautier, UCL-NAPS (BE)
Juerg Hutter, University of Zurich (CH)
Karsten Jacobsen, Technical University of Denmark (DK)
Anton Kohzenvnikov, CSCS (CH)
Boris Kozinsky, Harvard University (USA)
Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley, CA (USA)
Stephan Mohr, BSC (ES)
Nicolas Mounet, EPFL (CH)
Pablo Ordejon, ICN2 (ES)
Dirk Pleiter, Juelich Supercomputing Center (DE)
Deborah Prezzi, CNR Nano (IT)
Maria Clelia Righi, Unimore (IT)
Davide Sangalli, CNR-ISM (IT)
Stefano Sanvito, Trinity College Dublin (IE)
Marivi Fernandez-Serra, Stony Brook University (USA)
Thomas Sterling, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (USA)
Leopold Talirz, EPFL (CH)
David Wilkins, EPFL (CH)
Zeila Zanolli, RWTH (DE)



Stefano Baroni (SISSA)
Elisa Molinari (CNR Nano)
Sandro Scandolo (ICTP)
Deborah Prezzi (CNR Nano)
Andrea Ferretti (CNR Nano)
Ivan Girotto (ICTP)
Ralph Gebauer (ICTP)

Please, check back often for updates on the scientific program!

Maria Bartolacelli (CNR Nano) mail
Erica Sarnataro (ICTP) mail