The National Council consists of fifteen experts from universities and national research centers that support the management of the network, makes recommendations, technical and legal definitions in the regulation of products and, management and use of nanomaterials.
The regular meeting of the Nanocolombia Network National Council was held at the University of Cartagena on February 13. The meeting was hosted by Javier Montoya (University of Cartagena) and attended by the following members: Angela Camacho and Johann Osma (University of Los Andes), Nelson Obregón and Edgar González (Pontifical Xavierian University), and Manuel Torres and Jairo Martinez (University of Sinu). Álvaro Duarte (National University of Colombia), William Urquijo (Consultant of Nanotechnology-related Legislation), and international guest Guillermo Foladory of RedLans all attended by teleconference.
An International Conference (June 23-27, 2014) about Boltzmann, Vlasov and related equations, which addressed recent results by leading international experts and current open problems.
In March, the University was visited again by the international expert in Physics of Surfaces in Semi-Conductors, Nicola Seriani (Senior Postdoc fellow at the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Group at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy).
The School was focused on DFT (Density Functional Theory) as a very successful approach to calculating the (ground state) properties of many-electron systems from first principles. This School is aimed at bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. students as well as teachers and researchers in Physics, Chemistry, and related areas.
In March, the University was visited by the international expert in Physics of Surfaces in Semi-Conductors, Nicola Seriani (Senior Postdoc fellow at the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Group at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy).
The activities were carried out by Nicola Seriani and Javier Montoya (Researcher at Universidad of Cartagena), according to the following schedule:
This school was held in 2012 and its purpose was to strengthen the scientific base of junior scientists. It achieved this by exposing the students to a selection of international high-level lectures combined with a week-long session of computational laboratories aimed at training them in the independent use of programming for their own research.
|03/March/2014||Materials for Energy Applicattions|
|06/March/2014||Oxidation of Metals|
|07/March/2014||Special Guest Gilberto Lopez Caraballo (Universidad of Cartagena)|
|10/March/2014||Atomistic Simulations I|
|11/March/2014||Atomistic Simulations II|
|25/March/2015||Density functional theory: Hohenberg and Kohn theorems; Kohn and Sham equations|
|26/March/2015||Practical implementations of DFT (I): pseudopotentials and k-point sampling|
|27/March/2015||Practical implementations of DFT (II): metallic systems and magnetic systems|
|30/March/2015||Post-DFT methods to correct for the self-interaction error: DFT+U and hybrid functionals|
|1/April/2015||Ab-initio photo- and electro-chemistry|
Grupo de Modelado Computacional - Universidad de Cartagena