IoP Computational Physics Group Thesis Prize 2018

The Committee of the Institute of Physics Computational Physics Group welcomes applications for its annual thesis prize. The prize is awarded to the author of the PhD thesis that, in the opinion of the Committee, contributes most strongly to the advancement of computational physics. Runner-up prizes may also be awarded. Prize winners will be invited to write a feature article in the Computational Physics Group newsletter.

Entry is open to all students from an institution in the UK or Ireland, whose PhD examination has taken place since 1st January 2017 and up to the submission deadline of 30th April 2018, and who did not apply for the CPG Thesis Prize in the previous year.

Candidates are asked to note that if a similar thesis prize is offered by another IOP group (such as the Theory of Condensed Matter group), the Committee intends to liaise with that group so that both prizes will not be awarded to the same applicant.

Submission format

  • A four page (A4) abstract
  • A one page (A4) citation from the PhD supervisor, including confirmation of the date of PhD examination, that the student passed and whether the thesis has also been submitted to another IOP group for a PhD thesis prize
  • A one page (A4) confidential report from the external thesis examiner

Entries (PDF documents preferred) should be submitted by email, with “IOP CPG Thesis Prize” as the subject header, to Dr Arash Mostofi ( Any queries should also be directed to Dr Arash Mostofi.

EPS Survey – Open Science and Career Development

European Physical Society would like to invite as many physicists in Europe as possible to express their views on Open Science and Career Development:

The survey is carried out in collaboration with the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc) and with the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) of the European Commission. The survey was specifically formulated to suit the European physicists community, with a particular focus on young physicists. The results of this survey will be used to guide European policy on open science and to improve the career development of researchers.

The deadline for completion is 15 April 2018.

2018 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics – deadline 30-MAR-2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics run by The Commission on Computational Physics (C20)  – Deadline: 30 March 2018.

The prize consists of 1000 euros, a medal, and a certificate.

The awards will be made at the Commission’s next Conference on Computational Physics (CCP2018) to be held in UC Davis, Davis, CA, USA 29th July -2nd August 2018. The winner will also be invited to present a paper at this meeting.

The Exascale Applications and Software Conference, Edinburgh, 17-19 April 2018

EASC 2018

This is the 5th conference in the series. EASC typically contains many talks of interest to a computational physicist, e.g. computational plasma, CFD, MD, ab-initio, thermo-mechanical problems, materials science, flood predictions, etc. There are always top class key speakers, and updates on the latest HPC technology.

The event is organised by EPCC who maintain ARCHER , the UK national HPC system.