The H2020 RISE-PEARL Project Workshop and the Mid-Term Review Meeting will be held in Ferrara, Italy during October 23-25, 2017 at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara. These events will be followed on October 26-27 with the project-related training course on Multiscale Computational Methods for Complex Molecular Systems.

The mid-term report of the PEARL project will focus on the evaluation of the overall progress of the project (the work carried out within the work packages, the milestones and deliverables, the secondments executed), on the project management, dissemination/outreach activities, impact (scientific, technical, social, commercial, environmental) as well as on the discussion of the questions concerning the project.

The planned hands-on tutorial will last for two days and aims at exploring physical models and computational approaches used for the simulations of Meso-Bio-Nano (MBN) systems and the investigation of their structure and dynamics at the atomic level of detail. The course is based on practical exercises with the universal computational package MBN Explorer and MBN Studio - a special graphical user interface and multi-task toolkit for MBN Explorer. The tutorial will be performed with the latest release 3.0 of MBN Explorer and MBN Studio announced in March 2017. In particular, the case studies of atomic clusters, nanoparticles, biomolecular systems, nanomaterials, composite materials and material interfaces, crystalline, liquid and gaseous systems, thermo-mechanical properties of materials, dynamical, collision, chemical and irradiation driven multiscale phenomena will be discussed. Relevant physical concepts, mathematical techniques and computational methods will be introduced, including force fields and algorithms used in molecular modeling, molecular dynamics, and Monte Carlo simulations on parallel computers. Special attention will be devoted to modelling crystalline structures, propagation of relativistic projectiles in crystals, quantitative analysis of the channeling and related phenomena.

The tutorial is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and staff in computational and/or bio/nanophysical and chemical fields, materials science, radiochemistry and radiobiology who seek to extend their research skills to include computational and theoretical expertise, as well as for all other researchers interested in theoretical and computational physics and chemistry.