2nd Kiel Workshop
on the
Application of Computer Simulations to Mineralogy


Introduction to quantum mechanical calculations of minerals


Kiel, 27.07 - 31.07.1998


This 'hands-on' course is addressed at diplom and doctoral students in mineralogy / crystallography / solid state chemistry. No prior knowledge of computer simulations, quantum mechanics or the use of UNIX computers will be assumed.

Aim of the short-course:

  • Introducing computer simulations to help solve mineralogical/crystallographical problems
  • Introduction to fundamental aspects of quantum mechanical calculations
  • 'Hands-on' experience with modern quantum mechanical approaches
  • Discussion of future developments

  • Financial contributions by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kristallographie, and the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft are gratefully acknowledged. The participation of Dr. Pickard is funded by MSI.

    Contents and time table of the course