The New Phase of Materials Innovation
IAS Focused Program on Computational and Mathematical Problems in Materials Science
25 – 29 Jan 2016
Computational and mathematical methods have offered scientists and engineers new perspectives into the structure and properties of a material. This research area has become an essential ingredient of cutting-edge materials innovation, which has seen tremendous progress in recent years.
Led by Prof Yang Xiang of the Department of Mathematics, a focused program on Computational and Mathematical Problems in Materials Science invited mathematicians, physicists, chemists and materials scientists for an interdisciplinary exploration of a wide array of research topics in this field. Almost 40 different talks were conducted with speakers from renowned institutions in mainland China, East Asia, Europe and North America. The program covered pioneering computational and mathematical models and theories that could play a crucial role in developing new materials to improve human life in the near future.