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 in Lausanne.

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

The next workshop will be held at CECAM HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland.


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, both in gender and geographical provenance, of organizers 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 in the second half of 2022 or first half of 2023
• travel and accommodation reimbursements and other organisational costs
• a professional support organisation

• a 1-page pre-poposal by 1 November 2021
• short-listed pre-poposals will be invited to present a full application by 15 December 2021
•  final decision end January 2022
• submit applications via: cecam.org/submit-lorentz-proposal

Please find answers to several FAQs here.


Guy Byron, CECAM Administration, guy.byron@epfl.ch
Henriette Jensenius, scientific manager Lorentz Center, jensenius@lorentzcenter.nl




CECAM-Lorentz call winners


Useful Quantum Computation For Quantum Chemistry

Thomas O'Brien, Google Quantum AI   

Lucas Visscher, VU Amsterdam   

Barbara Terhal, TU Delft   

Markus Reiher, ETH Zurich



Computing Complex Mechanical Systems

Martin van Hecke, Leiden University

Pedro Reis, EPFL

Miguel Bessa, Delft University of Technology

Mark Pauly, EPFL



Molecular Simulations Meets Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Shirin Faraji, U Groningen

Niels Taatgen, U Groningen

Frank Noe, FU Berlin

Siewert-Jan Marrink, U Groningen



Multiscale-modelling of nucleosomes and their positioning on DNA

John H. Maddocks, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Helmut Schiessel, Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics



Reaction Coordinates from Molecular Trajectories

Peter Bolhuis, University of Amsterdam

Gerhard Hummer, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics

Christoph Dellago, University of Vienna



Virus as a Whole: Meso- and Macroscopic Structure and Dynamics at All Atom Resolutions

Dimitry Nerukh, Aston University

Sergey Karabsov, Queen Mary University of London



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