3rd Kiel Workshop
on the
Application of Computer Simulations to Mineralogy


Introduction to empirical and quantum mechanical calculations of minerals
with an emphasis on their high pressure behaviour

Kiel, 04.09 - 08.09.2000


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 empirical potential modelling
  • Experimental aspects of high pressure studies
  • Introduction to fundamental aspects of quantum mechanical calculations
  • 'Hands-on' experience with computational 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. Victor Milman is funded by MSI. Students who are members of the Geologische Vereinigung (or join during the course) are eligible for a refund of the participation fee.

    Contents and time table of the course