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The United Kingdom Car-Parrinello Consortium (UKCP) is a group of researchers across the UK who develop `first principles' quantum mechanical techniques for studying atomistic systems and apply them to a very wide variety of systems.

UKCP is currently funded as a High-End Consortium by the Engineering and Physics Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Consortium News

  • CONQUEST version 1.1 released
    We are very pleased to announce the release of v1.1 of CONQUEST. CONQUEST is one of UKCP's core simulation codes, and version 1.1 is the first full public release. Click here for the full announcement.
  • Three Senior Computational Scientist positions available
    Three open-ended posts are available in the Theoretical and Computational Physics Group of STFC to work on "Computational Materials Physics/Chemical Physics for Facilities". Click here for more details.
  • UKCP awarded 4-years' funding
    UKCP has selected as one of the UK's High End Computing Consortia by EPSRC, and funded for 4 years. This award enables UKCP to continue developing novel density functional theory methods and applications at the forefront of high-performance materials modelling.
  • Research Associate in developing large-Scale DFT in ONETEP
    A position is available at Imperial College London for a postdoctoral research associate to develop the ONETEP linear-scaling DFT code. See here for details.
  • Research Software Engineer in exascale HPC for materials modelling
    The University of York is hiring a research software engineer to develop several materials modelling codes, including CASTEP and ONETEP, to effectively use exascale high-performance computers, as part of the PAX-HPC project (see below). Click here for more details.
  • Particles at Exascale - High Performance Computing (PAX-HPC)
    UKCP are partners in the recently-awarded "Particles at Exascale" grant. This group brings together experts in particle simulations from the materials and molecular modelling community and the cosmology and astrophysics community, to deliver effective scientific simulation software on future exascale high-performance computers. This project is part of Phase 1b of the UK's ExCALIBUR project.

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UKCP is funded by EPSRC