NOMAD Workshop on Data-centric Cruising for New and Novel Materials,
Mechanisms, and Insights

Kiel, Germany, September 17-21, 2023



Scope of the Workshop

The workshop will cover a comprehensive discussion of basic methods and applications in the field of novel materials discovery and materials genomics. This includes density-functional theory and many-electron quantum mechanics and developments of multiscale approaches. The latter, is summarized by the appeal "Get Real!", introducing environmental factors (e. g. partial pressures, deposition rates, and temperature) into ab initio calculations. A particular focus of the workshop will be on data-centric scientific concepts and methods (the 4th paradigm of materials science) and the goal that materials-science data must become "Findable and Artificial Intelligence Ready".

The Workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdocs working in the wider field of our NOMAD activities.


The workshop is organized by MS1P e.V. (Molecular Simulations from First Principles). 


Scientific Organization of the Workshop
  • Matthias Scheffler
  • Wahib Aggoune
  • Rayya Douedari

Conference Fee (*)

Discount Rate (on or before March 15, 2023):

  • NOMAD Member: double room 520.00 Euro/person --- single room 1010.00 Euro   
  • Non-Member:       double room 650.00 Euro/ person --- single room 1140.00 Euro

Standard Rate (after March 15 or before July 15, 2023):

  • NOMAD Member: 675.00 Euro/person --- single room 1165.00 Euro
  • Non-Member:       790.00 Euro/person --- single room 1280.00 Euro


(*) This fee refers to lodging in a double room with double occupancy for 4 nights and full board (from dinner on Sunday to breakfast on Thursday). Upgrades come with additional expenses and should be requested to the organizers:

Keynote Speakers
  • Volker Blum (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University, Durham, US)
  • Roberto Car (Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton, US)
  • Stefano Curtarolo (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University, Durham, US)
  • Hong Jiang (Chemistry and Molecular Engineering at Peking University, Beijing, CN)
  • Runhai Ouyang (Materials Genome Institute of Shanghai University, Shanghai, CN)
  • Mariana Rossi (MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, DE)
  • Angel Rubio (MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, DE)
  • Annabella Selloni (Princeton Research Computing and Chemistry, Princeton, US)