CECAM-Lorentz call

CECAM and the Lorentz Center annually organize a call to attract scientists who want to organize a computational science workshop. Every other year the workshop will be held at the Lorentz Center in Leiden or at CECAM HQ in Lausanne.

The CECAM-Lorentz program plans to host a leading-edge workshop in computational simulation and modeling and its application in molecular simulations and related areas. Otherwise, the topic is open. 


This year, we would especially like to stimulate applications in Simulation and Modeling for Sustainability. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, modeling of materials and devices for a green(er) economy, molecular simulation for experimental planning, algorithms mitigating the carbon footprint of computationally intensive approaches, training to the responsible use of computational resources, etc.

Strongly interdisciplinary computational science topics, targeting discussions and new synergies between different communities from the natural/exact sciences are welcomed. Organizing teams and participant lists that reflect this interdisciplinary spirit are strongly encouraged.
Diversity, in gender, geographical provenance, career stage, and so forth, of organizing teams and participants are equally encouraged and will be considered in the evaluation of the proposals.


What we seek
• an innovative scientific program, that takes us beyond our current boundaries
• an open and interactive format, with few lectures

What we offer
• a 5-day workshop for up to 25 people between January and March 2025 at CECAM-HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland
• travel and accommodation reimbursements and other organizational costs
• a professional support organization

The call will be open until November 20th, 2023, and short-listed applications will be invited to present a full application by 21 January 2024. The outcome will be communicated by the end of March 2024.


In the first round, an expression of interest should be submitted through the CECAM website


Please find answers to several FAQs here.



Andrea Cavalli, director CECAM, director@cecam.org
Roeland Merks, director Lorentz Center, proposal@lorentzcenter.nl
Henriette Jensenius, scientific manager Lorentz Center, jensenius@lorentzcenter.nl




CECAM-Lorentz call winners

2023 - 2024

Atomistic modelling of solid-liquid interfaces in electrocatalysis

Nuria López, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia
Marc Koper, University of Leiden
Hannes Jonsson, University of Iceland
Max García-Melchor, Trinity College Dublin
Giancarlo Cicero, Politecnico di Torino



The Extracellular Matrix: How to model structure complexity 

Cicely Macnamara, University of Glasgow

Lisanne Rens, Delft University of Technology

Robyn Shuttleworth, University of Saskatchewan



Useful Quantum Computation For Quantum Chemistry

Thomas O'Brien, Google Quantum AI   

Lucas Visscher, VU Amsterdam   

Barbara Terhal, TU Delft   

Markus Reiher, ETH Zurich


Previous CECAM-Lorentz call winners


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