‘New Materials for a Better Life!’ 2023 workshop to take place on October 26

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The 2023 edition of the annual BCMaterials workshop ‘New Materials for a Better life!” will take place on October 26. This event will bring together renowned national and international experts in advanced computing, quantum computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence to present and debate the role of these tools in the understanding, design and application of advanced materials.

“All these tools are fundamental for the development of a new generation of materials aimed at the digital transition, the energy transition, sustainability and the biomedical challenges of the present and near future,” indicates Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez, scientific director of BCMaterials. “We have chosen to share experiences and ideas this year about computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence as it is a topic of transversal importance in science and technology, especially relevant in Euskadi with the upcoming implementation of the quantum computer. This is a reality that is already present in our daily work, but that we still need to develop, understand and explore to make the most of its possibilities”.

The workshop will be held at the BCMaterials headquarters, in the Martina Casiano building of the UPV/EHU Science Park in Leioa. Singing up is free, with prior registration, and is now open until October 24 on the event website: https://www.nm4bl.org/

A very complete program

'New Materials for a Better Life!' 2023 will feature, among others, Ricardo Díez Muiño, director of the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), who will carry out an analysis of high performance computing in the Basque Country and its application to a practical case; Martin Mevissen, chief researcher at IBM's Dublin laboratory for artificial intelligence and quantum technology, who will provide an introduction to both technologies and their potential for industrial applications; and José Antonio Lozano, Scientific Director of the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics - BCAM who will provide a mathematical vision of artificial intelligence.

Karolina Zofia Milowska (CICnanoGUNE) will present an approach to quantum and classical multiscale modeling to complement experiments; Mois Ilia Aroyo (UPV/EHU), will talk about the services of the Bilbao Crystallographic Server; and BCMaterials scientists Ivan Coluzza and Ivan Infante will share their research in the design of proteins and new materials and machine learning for the creation of advanced materials, respectively.

Coluzza and Infante, both Ikerbasque Research Professors at BCMaterials, lead the transversal line of Computational Materials Science research at the center, with important implications in the rest of the center's research lines: active and intelligent materials, micro and nanodevices, materials micro and nanostructured, functional and advanced materials and surfaces.

The development of the BCMaterials Computational Materials Science line has greatly benefited from the IKUR strategy of the Basque Government. Thanks to this boost, the line already has a significant number of researchers who will increase in the immediate future.

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