Scope of the Meeting

This international meeting will review the state of the art in the area of ab initio molecular dynamics simulations and identify the dominant trends in the field for the next years. It will facilitate interactions between the most prominent researchers working in this area and emerging young scientists in an informal environment.

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Meeting Location

The CPMD2011 Meeting will be held at the Barcelona Science Park in Barcelona, Catalonia.

Organizing Committee

Roberto Car (Princeton University)

Michele Parrinello (ETH Zurich)

Paolo Carloni (German Research School for Simulation Sciences, Jülich)

Carme Rovira (ICREA/Parc Científic de Barcelona)


Plenary Speakers

Giulia Galli (University of California, Davis, USA) 

Ursula Röthlisberger (Ecole Federale Polytechnique de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Michael L. Klein (Temple University, Philadelphia, USA)

Erio Tosatti (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste, Italy)

Annabella Selloni (Princeton University, NJ, USA)

Marco Bernasconi (University of Milano, Italy)

Jürg Hutter (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Alessandro Curioni (IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland)


Invited Speakers

The following scientist have accepted to give a lecture.

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Registration Fee

The meeting fee for early registrations (until June 3th 2011) is 150 €.

The meeting fee for late registrations (until June 15th 2011) will be 250 €.

The number of attendants to the workshop is limited to 170.
Acceptance will be made on a first come first serve basis.

The registration fee includes the attendance to the scientific sessions, conference facilities, lunches and coffee breaks.

Deadline for early registration: June 3th 2011 - CLOSED

Deadline for late registration: June 30th 2011 - CLOSED

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be sent in writing to Carme Rovira (Parc Cientific de Barcelona, Baldiri Reixac 4, 08028 Barcelona). Cancellations will be accepted until June 30th 2011 with a full refund of the pre paid fee minus € 50,00 of administrative handling fee. After this date no refunds will be made.


Abstract Submission

Deadline for abstract submission: July 15th 2011 - CLOSED


We have booked around 120 beds in a modern Guest House very close to the meeting facilities.

Alternatively, Barcelona offers you lots of solutions for accommodation, ranging from B&B, youth hostels, to luxury hotels.


Links of Interest

CPMD consortium: CPMD

Interview to Michele Parrinello published in Nature Materials:
 A method to break all barriers

Interview to Roberto Car published in Nature Materials:
 From ab initio onwards

Travel Award Program for US-based scientists to attend to this event.


previous CPMD

  1. 1999: Schloss Ringberg, Germany. Organized by the group of M. Parrinello @ MPI-Stuttgart.

  2. 2001: Schloss Ringberg, Germany. Organized by the group of M. Parrinello @ MPI-Stuttgart.

  3. 2003: 13-16 March. Ascona, Switzerland. Organized by M. Krack, M. Parrinello and  U. Roethlisberger.

  4. 2005: Ascona, Switzerland. Organized by M.  Sprik, W. Andreoni and M. Krack.

  5. 2008: Trieste, Italy. Organized by P. Carloni, W. Andreoni and M. Sprik.

  6. 2011: Barcelona, Spain. Organized by M. Parrinello, R. Car, P. Carloni and C. Rovira.















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