Research Themes

We use a variety of methods for simulating condensed matter at the atomic scale, ranging from empirical potentials to fully ab initio calculations. Materials and their interfaces, liquids and solutions are studied with the aim of explaining observed phenomena in terms of basic atomic properties. One of our defining strengths is the tradition of not only applying existing modelling methods and computer codes to this wide range of problems, but of developing our own methods and codes. The Centre is currently exploring several distinct research themes: