2023 Summer camp for high-school students

Jun 26, 2023, 9:00 until Jun 30, 2023, 16:00, EPFL, Lausanne

The 1-week camp entitled Des atomes aux ordinateurs, à la découverte de la programmation scientifique  is open to teenagers in the last two years of high-school, with no high-level in maths or physics prerequisite. A prior knowledge of the basics of programming is recommended. It is possible to acquire these notions independently if necessary (within 3-4 hours). Half of the seats are reserved for young women.

The fifth edition of the camp will take place in French from 26 to 30 June 2023 at EPFL, Lausanne. Please visit the dedicated webpage here for all details.

Materials are at the heart of our society's greatest challenges, from the production and storage of clean energy for water purification, from the safe and sustainable management of transport to the protection of the environment. Simulations on computers reveal the behavior of matter at the atomic scale and are increasingly used to design better materials to meet these challenges.

This summer camp invites high-school students to spend 5 days at EPFL to discover scientific programming and material modeling! Classes, and practical exercises will be on the agenda these days, as well as visits to laboratories and facilities on campus.

Starting from the basics, participants will learn about advanced techniques in simulation, including molecular dynamics, cellular automata and machine learning. Scientists will then guide them through simple projects related to materials modelling.

In addition to 6 junior researchers from the Ceriotti, Marzari and Corminboeuf groups, the EPFL high performance computing team SCITAS is enthusiastically involved in the organization, and is providing both facilities and instructors. Scientific content is overseen by Michele Ceriotti (MARVEL).

The promotion of the camp benefits from the precious help of the EPFL Education Outreach Department

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