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NIST Workshop to address uncertainties in material science.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 16, 2015 - Scheduled for Jan 14–15, "Uncertainty Quantification in Materials Science" workshop aims to promote dialogue between materials and mathematical/statistical communities. Experts from both sides will formulate most pressing problems in uncertainty quantification, as it pertains to materials research, and identify possible ways of addressing these challenges. Some topics will include measurements and prediction of structure of matter, chemical composition, phase equilibria, and microstructure.

National Institute of Standards & Technology - Gaithersburg, MD

Original Press Release

Workshop on Quantification of Uncertainties in Material Science

Press release date: Dec 14, 2015

Purpose:
The workshop "Uncertainty Quantification in Materials Science" will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD on January 14-15, 2016. This will be a small-scale event that aims to promote direct dialogue between materials and mathematical/statistical communities.

Uncertainties plague a variety of materials science applications and the irrigorous quantification calls for an integrated effort of the materials science and mathematical communities. The main idea of this MGI-related all-invited meeting is to bring together experts from both sides to formulate the most pressing problems in uncertainty quantification, as it pertains to materials research, and identify possible ways of addressing these challenges. Materials science topics will cover measurements and prediction of structure of matter, chemical composition, phase equilibria, microstructure, physical dimensions, and functional properties. A summary report will be widely disseminated with a hope of stimulating new projects and collaborations in this critical research area.

Security Instructions:
If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.
NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.

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Speakers:
Confirmed speakers:
Bill David (ISIS/Oxford)
Nicholas Ritchie (NIST)
John Villarubia (NIST)
Francesca Tavazza (NIST)
Jean-Pierre Fleurial (NASA)
Nicolas Zabaras (Warwick)
Wing K Liu (Northwestern)
Ralph Smith (NCSU)
Markos Katsoulakis (UMass Amherst)
Ursula Kattner (NIST)
Vince Hackley (NIST)
Marius Stan (Argonne)
Nathan Gibson (Oregon State)
Antonio Possolo (NIST)
Max Gunzburger (FSU)

Details:
Start Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
End Date: Friday, January 15, 2016
Location: NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop

Registration:
Online registration
Registration will close on Jan. 7, 2016, 5:00pm ET. Registration with catering is $152.00. Without the catering service, registration is $56.00.

All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. There is no on-site registration for meetings held at NIST.

Registration Contact:
Myesha Steadman, 301-975-3258

Accommodations:
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
2 Montgomery Village Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301)945-8900

Block: NIST/Quantification of Uncertainties in Material Science
$125/night
Includes Shuttle to and from NIST

Technical Contact:
Maria Emelianenko (George Mason University)
Qiang Du (Columbia)
Igor Levin (NIST)

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