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Sep 17, 2020

Learn how to use the NOMAD tools by participating in the NOMAD virtual tutorial series!

Dec 16, 2019

Materials Project raw data directly accessible via the MP webpage by a link to NOMAD

May 27, 2019

Unlocking the Fourth Paradigm of Materials Research: Several positions are available in Big-Data-driven Computational Materials Science

for Master Students, PhD Students, and Postdocs in Berlin at FAIR-DI e.V. and the NOMAD CoE


Mar 29, 2019
Nov 12, 2018

The Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics (IPAM) has organized a Long Program Science at Extreme Scales: Where Big Data Meets Large-Scale Computing (12 September - 14 December 2018 ) to bring together leading innovators and pioneers from applied mathematics (scientific computing, optimization, data analytics, statistics etc.), computer science (HPC, data engineering, data analytics, visualization, imaging etc.) and various applications areas to catalyze the new, emerging field linking HPC with Big Data.

Nov 12, 2018

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Oct 12, 2018

NOMAD Coordinator Matthias Scheffler spoke at the 'Great Minds Forum' at the renowned University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei) on 10 October 2018.

Oct 1, 2018

Dr. Antonio Sichirollo of Greenetica talked to the team in KCL about how his company uses computational materials science data in their day-to-day activities. 

Oct 1, 2018

Four keynote speakers, 26 speakers and tutors from the NOMAD team, and 34 participants made NOMAD Summer 2018 a resounding success!

Sep 30, 2018

NOMAD has become an Implementation Network of GO FAIR, a bottom-up international approach for the practical implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
as part of a global Internet of FAIR Data & Services.

Sep 30, 2018

In a similar spirit to that which built up and advanced the internet, the time is more than ripe for building an infrastructure that enables efficient collection and sharing of data. Without such a reliable infrastructure, the envisioned success of Big-Data-driven materials science will be hampered. 

Sep 30, 2018

NOMAD's Claudia Draxl spoke about NOMAD and FAIR data at a webinar hosted by the Materials Research Society. Her talk expanded on topics covered in her recent invited review with Matthias Scheffler - NOMAD: The FAIR Concept for Big-Data Driven Materials Science. Their review higlighted how the computational materials science field has embraced Open Science, changing its scientific culture toward comprehensive and findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) data, opening exciting new avenues for mining materials science big data. You can read the full article here.

Sep 22, 2018

With the vast amount of materials data available in computational databases, automated and verifiable classification of materials is a necessity. NOMAD researchers at Aalto University have just published an article on classifying materials in npj Computational Materials ('Materials structure genealogy and high-throughput topological classification of surfaces and 2D materials').

Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Filippo Zuliani of TataSteel spoke to the NOMAD team in King's College London to share what matters to the company in terms of computational materials science.

Sep 1, 2018

The sixth "CAMD Summer School on Electronic Structure Theory and Materials Design" (supported by Psi-k) was held in August 2018 in the historical town of Helsingør north of Copenhagen. 

Aug 21, 2018

LRZ leads the virtual reality (VR) work in NOMAD and contribute to the remote visualization activities in collaboration with MPCDF. NOMAD highlights from 2017 are shared in the LRZ Annual Report.

Aug 21, 2018

The NOMAD team in AALTO has joined up with the university's School of Business for a unique collaboration exploring the emerging field of Big-Data-driven materials science.

Aug 15, 2018

NOMAD scientists traveled to Beijing this summer (30 July 30 to 10 August 2018) to teach and tutor at another installment of the Summer School series “Hands-On DFT and Beyond” this year under the greater topic “Frontiers of Advanced Electronic Structure and Molecular Dynamics Methods” and generously funded by the Sino-German Center for Science Promotion, a joint effort by Germany’s DFG and China’s NSFC.

Aug 15, 2018

From 31 July to 09 August 2018, NOMAD’s team at the Humboldt University Berlin hosted “HoW exciting! 2018”, a hands-on tutorial on excitations in solids, followed by an international workshop with world-leading experts.

Aug 5, 2018

NOMAD Coordinator Matthias Scheffler joined international experts in computational physics at CCP2018, the XXX IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics, to give a plenary talk on 'Data-Driven Materials-Science – Rethinking the Pursuit of Understanding'. 

Jul 31, 2018

The advent of machine learning methods has drastically changed the way structure determination is performed, since it facilitates the rational design of (new) experiments and the analysis of large amounts of data. The aim of the IMPRESS 2018 workshop, held 11 - 13 July 2018 at the Graz University of Technology, was to bring experimentalists and theorists together, so that both can learn and benefit from each other’s expertise. 

Jul 26, 2018

NOMAD Coordinator Matthias Scheffler was one of four experts invited to discuss the critical challenges arising in the next 5-10 years for HPC application areas at the Panel Discussion Big Data vs. Fast Computation – Is HPC Facing a Game Change? at the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) 2018 conference.

Jul 25, 2018

Rubén García-Hernández presented NOMAD 360° Video creation process at the bi-annual SuperMUC Status and Results Workshop, which showcases results that have been generated on the LRZ's SuperMUC system.

Jul 19, 2018

NOMAD VR tools can be used to experience more than just materials science data!

Jul 19, 2018

We've been busy gathering more feedback from our industry contacts - three new interviews are now available!

Jul 16, 2018

The NOMAD teams in KCL and University of Warwick have published new open access resources for the Imeall package, used to compute and index the atomistic properties of grain boundaries. The resources described are available online and can be extended by any user (Imeall: A computational framework for the calculation of the atomistic properties of grain boundaries, H. Lambert, A. Fekete, J.R. Kermode, and A. De Vita, Computer Physics Communications (2018), In Press). 

Jun 28, 2018

KCL organised an outreach event in which a group of EU-based high school students (~11 final-year A-level students from Warsaw, Poland, accompanied by five tutors) visited the NOMAD team based at the KCL Physics Department.

The students attended a tutorial session covering the fundamental concepts of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Physics and Materials Science with a particular focus on the challenges and benefits of data-driven science and big-data approaches.

Jun 28, 2018

Funding is available from HPC-Europa3 to visit one of the NOMAD teams developing Big-Data Analytics tools. During the visit, close collaboration with NOMAD developers will help you to use the newly developed NOMAD infrastructure, particularly well suited for machine learning, in your own work.

The HPC-Europa3 programme also grants HPC resources for computing additional data for materials not already in the NOMAD Repository.

The next deadline for HPC-Europa3 applications is September 13, 2018. 


Jun 15, 2018

The NOMAD team from the Humboldt University of Berlin treated visitors to the Long Night of Sciences to a virtual reality (VR) tour of the nanoworld of solar cells.


Jun 5, 2018

NOMAD Coordinator Matthias Scheffler gave the ONLY Plenary Keynote Speech, 'Making the Data Revolution Happen - Turning Billions of Data from Computational Materials Science into Knowledge by Artificial Intelligence' at the Global IoT Summit 2018 Opening Plenary Session on Tuesday, June 5. In the audience, there were top officials, including the Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda of Spain, the Deputy Minister for Technology, Innovation and Competitiveness of the Government of the Basque Country and a Delegate Councilor for Urban Planning of the City Council of Bilbao. Additionally, about 800 participants of the IoT Summit were present.

Jun 1, 2018

There was huge interest from scientists and engineers from academia and various industrial companies all over the world in the upcoming NOMAD Summer 2018 event, which will be held September 24 - 27, 2018 at the CECAM Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

May 30, 2018

Sponsored by CECAM and NOMAD, the International Workshop on Machine Learning for Materials Science brought together key scientific players to deepen understanding of materials science, computational physics, chemistry and machine learning at the Aalto Design Factory, Espoo, Finland, 03 – 04 May 2018. An active research community of student researchers and leaders in the field gathered for focused discussions over two days. Six invited speakers presented their recent work and perspectives on the development of the field.

May 30, 2018

The NOMAD Repository and Archive already hold more than 50 million open-access calculations!

While many fields struggle with Open Science, as noted in the 2017 Nature Editorial Empty rhetoric over data sharing slows science, the computational materials science community has already embraced the concept. When NOMAD launched in 2015, we expected to include maybe 100,000 calculations by the end of 2018. 

May 29, 2018

NOMAD is driving a new way of understanding data in materials science, as NOMAD Coordinator Matthias Scheffler told key representatives at BASF, the largest chemical company in the world with a global presence in more than 80 countries worldwide. 

May 28, 2018

NOMAD researchers organized several symposia and presented more than 50 original contributions at the 2018 Joint Conference of the Condensed Matter Divisions of the European Physical Society (EPS) and the German Physical Society (DPG), the largest physics meeting to be organized in Europe to date. 6,420 participants attended the Technical University in Berlin from March 11-16, 2018. 

May 26, 2018

Claudia Draxl and Matthias Scheffler were invited to write an article about the NOMAD Laboratory CoE and their view about data-driven materials science for the MRS Bulletin, a journal of the US Materials Research Society. The Topical Issue on Data-Centric Science and Materials Innovation, whose guest Editors are Isao Tanaka (Kyoto University), Krishna Rajan (University of Buffalo), and Chris Wolverton (Northwestern University), will appear later this year (preprint at http://arxiv.org/abs/1805.05039).

May 24, 2018

Nominations are now being accepted for the Walter Kohn Prize for quantum-mechanical materials modeling, jointly instituted and co-funded by ICTP and the Quantum ESPRESSO Foundation.

May 15, 2018

Our fourth newsletter is now out!

May 1, 2018

The first Encyclopedia Coding Party in 2018 took place in Berlin from 18 - 20 April as a direct continuation of the Infrastructure Hackathon (April 16 - 18).

Apr 30, 2018

Check out the latest NOMAD publication from the HUB team! A. Gulans, A. Kozhevnikov, and C. Draxl published 'Microhartree precision in density functional theory calculations' in Phys. Rev. B 97, 161105(R) (2018).

Apr 27, 2018

The Advanced Graphics team hosted the 2nd NOMAD Data Workshop at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, in Garching near Munich on 17 - 19 April, 2018.

Apr 15, 2018

Pasquale Pavone, HU Berlin, gave an invited talk 'Accessing Big Data: The NOMAD Encyclopedia' at the Emerging Technologies in Scientific Data Visualisation workshop in Pisa, Italy, April 4–6, 2018.

Apr 15, 2018

The NOMAD team were well represented at the BigMax Workshop 2018 in Kloster Irsee, Germany, 10 - 13 April 2018. BigMax is a collaboration where twelve facilities of the Max Planck Society combine their know-how in data-driven materials science.

Apr 10, 2018

The Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics (IPAM) is organising a Long Program 'Science at Extreme Scales: Where Big Data Meets Large-Scale Computing' to bring together leading innovators and pioneers from applied mathematics (scientific computing, optimization, data analytics, statistics etc.), computer science (HPC, data engineering, data analytics, visualization, imaging etc.) and various applications areas to catalyze the new, emerging field of HPC and Big Data.

Mar 21, 2018

The results of the NOMAD crowd-sourced data analytics competition with Kaggle are out!

Mar 16, 2018

Dr. Atte Sillanpää, CSC presented NOMAD - Online tools for materials science at the PRACE Spring School in Computational Chemistry 2018, on 15 March 2018.

Mar 13, 2018

The second IMPRESS workshop on "Interfacing Machine Learning and Experimental Methods for Surface Structures" will be held at Graz University of Technology (Graz, Austria) on 11-13 July 2018. 

The abstract deadline is 15 May 2018 for oral presentations and posters.

Mar 12, 2018

Videos of lectures given at the NOMAD Summer 2017 are now available!

Feb 16, 2018

Rubén García-Hernández of LRZ presented NOMAD VR tools at the 'Computational Toolbox' Winterschool 2018 in Engelberg Switzerland, February 14-17, 2018.

Feb 16, 2018

Sponsored by CECAM and NOMAD, this machine learning workshop will bring together key scientific players to deepen understanding of materials science, computational physics, chemistry and machine learning. 

Feb 15, 2018

NOMAD welcomes research visit collaboration proposals for Big-Data Analytics development. The next deadline for HPC-Europa3 applications is February 28, 2018.

Close collaboration with the developers will help you to take advantage of the newly developed infrastructure particularly suited for machine learning in your own research.
The HPC-Europa3 programme also grants HPC resources for computing additional data for materials not already in the NOMAD Repository.

Feb 15, 2018

Join the NOMAD Laboratory, Mendeley and the Materials Project for a free Materials Today webinar on harnessing the potential of Open Data in materials science on 22 March 2018, 5.00pm CET (4.00pm GMT, 12.00pm EDT).

Feb 9, 2018

Our third and final Industry Meeting was held 05 - 06 February 2018 in Cumberland Lodge, London. As 2018 is the final year of the NOMAD Laboratory Centre of Excellence (CoE), the focus was on showcasing the data, tools and services from NOMAD and discussing their future sustainability and requirements for industrial use. 

Feb 7, 2018

Students from the London area joined the NOMAD team for a hands-on workshop in Cumberland Lodge, 06 - 07 February 2018.

Feb 4, 2018

We'll host our third and final Industry Meeting in London, February 5 - 6, 2018.

Jan 4, 2018

Following the success of NOMAD Summer 2017NOMAD Summer 2018 - A hands-on workshop on tools for novel materials discovery, will be held at the CECAM Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, September 24 - 27, 2018.

Jan 4, 2018

NOMAD has launched a crowd-sourced data-analytics competition with Kaggle, the most famous data science platform for predictive modelling and analytics competitions.

Dec 20, 2017

Aalto University and the University of Helsinki have joined forces in artificial intelligence research by establishing the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI).

Dec 20, 2017

The 2018 installment of the Summer School Hands-On DFT and Beyond: Frontiers of Advanced Electronic Structure and Molecular Dynamics Methods will be held at Peking University, China, from July 30 to August 10.


Dec 20, 2017

Congratulations to Kristian Thygesen (DTU) on his Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council for project LIMA - Controlling light-matter interactions by quantum designed 2D materials!

Dec 19, 2017

HoW exciting! 2018, a workshop on excitations in solids, will take place from July 31 – August 9, 2018 at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Campus Adlershof, and is now open for registration.

Dec 5, 2017

Our third newsletter is now out!

Dec 1, 2017

NOMAD virtual reality demos will be showcased at the fifth annual LRZ Open Lab Day on 14 December 2017 in Munich, Germany.

The event focuses on virtual reality and is open to the public.

Nov 22, 2017

NOMAD is featured in the Autumn 2017 edition of InSIDE, which focuses on Innovative Supercomputing in Deutschland.

Nov 14, 2017

HPC-Europa3 (HPCE3) is an EC-funded programme which allows researchers to carry out short "transnational access" visits to other countries to collaborate with a research department working in a similar field and provides access to some of the most powerful computers in Europe. NOMAD and HPCE3 have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

Nov 14, 2017

Check out our latest video, which explains how NOMAD supports novel materials discovery!

Nov 10, 2017

This year’s Night of Knowledge in Hamburg took place on Saturday, 4 November 2017. A total of 32,000 people attended the event across Hamburg. On the DESY campus, this already very successful event was combined with the Open Day of DESY and associated research institutes.

Nov 7, 2017

NOMAD researchers have published a Perspective article entitled Towards efficient data exchange and sharing for big-data
driven materials science: metadata and data formats (npj Computational Materials 3, 46 (2017)).

Nov 1, 2017

On 31 Oct 2017, NOMAD Senior Ambassador and BSC researcher Georg Huhs gave several talks in HTBLA Kaindorf, a technical high school with a focus on engineering, automation technology, informatics and mechatronics. 

Nov 1, 2017

The Theory Department of the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin is looking for a Software Engineer or Software-Development Engineer.https://www.emberjs.com/

Nov 1, 2017

A full list is available here.

Oct 23, 2017

NOMAD researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg will host an Open Day and participate in the Hamburg-wide Night of Knowledge on Saturday, 04 November.

Oct 18, 2017

The industry team's latest interview with Dr. Yolanda de Miguel of TECNALIA is available now.

Oct 13, 2017

The NOMAD team hosted 40 representatives from academia and industry at NOMAD Summer, a Hands-on Course on Tools for Novel Materials Discovery from 25 - 29 September 2017.

Oct 5, 2017

Georg Huhs of BSC presented NOMAD - revealing the value of material science Big-Data at the 5th workshop on New Trends of Computational Chemistry for Industry Applications, hosted by the Catalonian Reference Network on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry.

Oct 4, 2017

Read more about what we have been up to in the second year of the NOMAD Laboratory CoE!

Sep 18, 2017

The industry team's latest interview with Dr. Teodosio del Caño of Onyx Solar is now available.

Sep 14, 2017

The Encyclopedia developer team met again at HUB in Berlin September 4 - 7, 2017 for another successful coding party.

Sep 7, 2017

NOMAD was well represented at the WATOC 2017 11th Triennial Congress of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists, 27 August - 1 September 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Sep 4, 2017

The industry team's latest interview is now available - see what Dr. James Goddin of Granta Design had to say about NOMAD.

Aug 31, 2017

NOMAD has responded to a recent Nature Editorial on Not-so-open data, noting that in materials science, data is open.

Aug 28, 2017

Prof. Alessandro De Vita of King's College London gave a Keynote lecture at the Symposium of Theoretical Chemistry in Basel, Switzerland on 22 Aug 2017.

Aug 18, 2017

The 'Hands-on workshop: Density-functional theory and beyond - accuracy, efficiency and reproducibility in computational materials science' was held 31 July - 11 August in Berlin. 

Aug 10, 2017

The industry team's latest interview is now available - see what Angela McKane of BP had to say about NOMAD.

Aug 8, 2017

The NOMAD team at the University of Barcelona has recently published three new papers - have a look!

Aug 8, 2017

We've published our second newsletter!

Aug 1, 2017

On 06 July 2017, Joaquim Jornet-Somoza of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure of Dynamics of Matter presented NOMAD at Tecnalia.

Jul 27, 2017

Twelve facilities of the Max Planck Society combine their know-how in data-driven materials science, cooperating in MaxNet on Big-Data-Driven Materials Science, or BigMax for short.

Jul 15, 2017

NOMAD researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter have discovered how a microscopic quantum observer is able to control thermal and electrical currents in nanoscale devices.

Jul 10, 2017

The second NOMAD Hackathon, held 3 - 5 July 2017 at the Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, was another great success!

Jul 1, 2017

Georg Huhs spoke recently at the annual GTT-Technologies Users’ Meeting

Jun 30, 2017

Alessandro De Vita presented The NOMAD Laboratory and new data-based schemes for QM-accurate molecular dynamics at the TERATEC 2017 meeting in Paris, 28 June 2017.

Jun 29, 2017

BSC have excellent coverage of the recently launched NOMAD Encyclopedia.

Jun 29, 2017

The Encyclopedia developer team met 26 - 27 June for the fourth time at HUB in Berlin.

Jun 28, 2017

NOMAD participated in this year’s Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (Long Night of Sciences, 24 June 2017) in Berlin at two places, at MPG-FHI and HUB. Attracting several hundred visitors, the night was a striking success.

Jun 22, 2017

We have created two movies to show how CO2 molecules interact with the (100) surface of CaO, a mineral also called quicklime.

Jun 19, 2017

NOMAD will be at Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (Long Night of Sciences), 24 June 2017 in Berlin. Join us!

Jun 19, 2017

Rubén Jesús García-Hernández and Dieter Kranzlmüller presented 'Virtual Reality toolset for Material Science: NOMAD VR tools' at the 4th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics SALENTO AVR 2017.

Jun 16, 2017

Big-Data and materials science was the topic of a recent article on the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings blog.

Jun 15, 2017

The NOMAD-supported Interface Morphology Prediction with Robust and Efficient Structure Search (IMPRESS) workshop was held at Aalto University in Finland on 7-9 June 2017, with additional support from CECAM, Psi-K and the Academy of Finland.

Jun 15, 2017

Aldo Glielmo, Peter Sollich and Alessandro De Vita published a novel scheme to accurately predict atomic forces using Gaussian process (GP) regression: “Accurate interatomic force fields via machine learning with covariant kernels” in Phys. Rev. B 95, 214302 (2017)

Jun 14, 2017

NOMAD is hosting a NOMAD Summer (25 - 29 Sept 2017) - it will be a hands-on course in tools for Novel Materials Discovery.

Jun 1, 2017

Interested in learning what the NOMAD Laboratory CoE is all about?

Check out our new video!

May 10, 2017

Prof. Adam Foster of Aalto University gave a talk to high school students and others interested in recent breakthroughs in nanophysics and computational physics on 10 May 2017.

May 9, 2017

Shell Technology Center Bangalore, the 3rd technology hub for Royal Dutch Shell after Amsterdam and Houston, was inaugurated on 31st March, 2017. The inauguration saw the presence of distinguished guests from Indian Industry, Academia, Government and senior leadership of Shell coming together.

May 9, 2017

Researchers at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society have published Ab initio Green-Kubo Approach for the Thermal Conductivity of Solids (C. Carbogno, R. Ramprasad and M. Scheffler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 175901).

May 5, 2017

The NOMAD team met in Garching for the first NOMAD Data Workshop for Advanced Graphics (April 2017).

Apr 25, 2017

NOMAD hosted a Remote Visualization workshop in collaboration with PRACE, 24 April 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Apr 14, 2017

We've published our first newsletter!

Apr 12, 2017

Prof. Alessandro De Vita (KCL) presented at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, held in San Francisco 02 - 06 Apr, 2017.

Mar 29, 2017

We've drafted overview slides of the project and a report on the last 15 months, following our successful Industry Meeting in Feb 2017.

Mar 27, 2017

The Interface Morphology Prediction with Robust and Efficient Structure Search (IMPRESS) workshop at Aalto University addresses structure prediction at surfaces and interfaces. Recently, novel machine-learning approaches have started to compete with more traditional, stochastic structure prediction methods, such as basin hoping or simulated annealing.

Mar 20, 2017

CSC Presented NOMAD at the PRACE event "Spring School on Computational Chemistry 2017", Finland, March 16th, 2017.

Mar 16, 2017

NOMAD Coordinator Matthias Scheffler presented an Invited Talk on 'DFT, Its Impact on Condensed Matter and on "Materials-Genome'' Research at the Amercian Physical Society (APS) March meeting.

Mar 13, 2017

NOMAD will be well represented at the upcoming DPG meeting in Dresden, 19 - 24 March 2017.

Mar 10, 2017

Development of the NOMAD Encyclopedia is a complex task that requires an interdisciplinary team of people, with expertise in physics, chemistry, materials science, computer science, software engineering, user experience and web design. To effectively develop the Encyclopedia, face-to-face meetings and team-work are crucial. And the work should be enjoyable too!

Mar 8, 2017

NOMAD is hosting a Remote Visualization workshop in collaboration with PRACE, 24 April 2017 in München.

If you'd like to join, you can email garcia@lrz.de.

Mar 7, 2017

NOMAD was represented at the DPG spring session of the Atomic, Molecule, Quantum Optics and Plasmas (SAMOP) section, held 6 - 10 Mar 2017 in Mainz, Germany.

Feb 23, 2017

Our Advanced Graphics Team have developed a video depicting the interaction of CO2 with a CaO surface.

Feb 22, 2017

The theory department of the Fritz Haber Institute is looking for a computer scientist that will work on improving and extending the infrastructure for parsing and data analytics of the NOMAD Centre of Excellence, which involves 4 supercomputing centers and 7 other leading scientific institutions.

Feb 22, 2017

C. Draxl's group in HUB has just published Predicting Ground-State Configurations and Electronic Properties of the Thermoelectric Clathrates Ba8AlxSi46–x and Sr8AlxSi46–x in Chemistry of Materials.

Feb 20, 2017

The NOMAD Hackathon was featured in the Feb 2017 edition of the Berlin Big Data Center's newsletter.

Feb 15, 2017

NOMAD partner UB (IQTCUB) contributed to the development of the Atomic Simulation environment thanks to Ask Hjorth Larsen, who has been working on NOMAD at UB.

Feb 10, 2017

Two new NOMAD publications are now available!

Feb 10, 2017

06 - 07 Feb 2017, we held our second Industry meeting in Hamburg at the Centre for Free Electron Laser Science.

Jan 27, 2017

The NOMAD Hackathon, held 18 - 20 Jan 2017 at the Berlin Big Data Centre, was a great success!

Jan 26, 2017

Dr. Rubén J. García-Hernández (LRZ) presented NOMAD at the Division of Computer Science of Luleå Technical University (Sweden), on 19 January 2017 with a talk entitled “Realism, NPR, interaction, virtual reality, serious gaming and applications.”

Jan 12, 2017

The NOMAD project in general, and visualization activities in particular, were highlighted at the School of Computer Science and Technology of Tianjin University (China) on 7 December 2016.

Jan 3, 2017

NOMAD together with the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC) will host an Analytics Hackathon in Berlin, 18 - 20 Jan 2017.

Nov 10, 2016

Prof. Draxl (HUB) presented NOMAD in her keynote talk at the CHiMaD 2016 Summit on Data & Analytics for Materials Research, Evanston, USA (31 Oct - 02 Nov 2016).

Nov 8, 2016

Prof. Francesc Illas of the University of Barcelona is giving a talk at the German Cheminformatics Conference in Fulda, Germany today.


Nov 1, 2016

Rubén García Hernández from LRZ showcased advanced visualizations from NOMAD at the i4c event in Munich on 29 Oct 2016.

Nov 1, 2016

The industry team's latest interview is now available - see what Dr. Victor Milman of BIOVIA had to say about NOMAD.

Oct 21, 2016

Read more about what we have been up to in the first year of the NOMAD Laboratory CoE!

Oct 20, 2016

Prof. Draxl (HUB) gave a plenary lecture at the 8th International conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling in France (9 - 14 October 2016).

Oct 7, 2016

The NOMAD Year 1 Meeting was held in Barcelona 03 - 05 Oct 2016, hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. 

Oct 4, 2016

Prof. Claudia Draxl (HUB) gave an invited talk at the Workshop on Machine Learning Meets Many-Particle Problems, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA in Los Angeles (September 26-30, 2016).

Sep 24, 2016

The School and Workshop were held 11 - 23 Sept 2016 in Benasque, Spain.

Sep 19, 2016

The industry team's latest interview is now available - see what Dr. Michael Krein of Lockheed Martin had to say about NOMAD.

Sep 12, 2016

NOMAD Coordinator Matthias Scheffler has been interviewed in the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) Newsletter.

Sep 9, 2016

The industry team's latest interview is now available - see what Julio Bono Pérez of ISFOC had to say about NOMAD.

Sep 9, 2016

KCL researcher Dr. Martina Stella presented "A common format for materials data" at Theory and Applications of Computational Chemistry (TACC) (28 Aug - 02 Sep 2016).

Aug 31, 2016

Check out our latest Industry Interview with Dr. Pedro Martínez of Iberdrola.

Aug 22, 2016

Our latest interview is with Dr. Ansgar Schäfer of BASF.

Aug 12, 2016

HoW exciting! 2016 consists of two closely related events, an international workshop and a hands-on tutorial about excitations in solids, held at HU Berlin, Germany, August 3-11, 2016.


Aug 12, 2016

We've been talking to our industry contacts to see what NOMAD can do for them.

Aug 4, 2016

Call for Psi-k Workshop Proposals for 2017 is out!

Jul 31, 2016

Dr. Luca Ghiringhelli of FHI presented 'Machine Learning for Fast Property Predictions' at the FHI-aims Developers’ and Users’ Meeting.

Jul 28, 2016

New NOMAD publications from Francesc Illas and Stefan Bromley at the Universitat de Barcelona.

Jul 28, 2016

'Towards a Common Format for Computational Materials Science Data' has been published as "Ψk Scientific Highlight of the Month", n. 131, July 2016.

Jul 27, 2016

We've set the dates for our second Industry Meeting!

Jul 26, 2016

NOMAD Virtual Reality (VR) prototypes were presented in Munich at Zukunft Digital - Big Data (18 Jul 2016) and Virtual Reality Day at the Hochschule Fresenius 2016 (20 Jul 2016).

Jul 5, 2016

Rosendo Valero (Universitat de Barcelona) at the Novel Routes to Inorganic Polymorphs (iPolymorphs) conference in San Sebastian/Donostia, June 2016.

Jun 24, 2016

NOMAD researchers participated in the iPolymorphs, Novel Routes to Inorganic Polymorphs Workshop, organized by the Universitat de Barcelona.

Jun 21, 2016

Prof. Illas of the Universitat de Barcelona presented at the 15th International Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Catalysis.

Jun 15, 2016

NOMAD was presented to general audiences at the Long Night of the Sciences (Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) in Berlin on 11 June 2016.

May 30, 2016

NOMAD was presented at the PPES-IV workshop, held 10 - 15 Apr 2016 in Zermatt.


May 15, 2016

Held in Iran, this workshop (02 - 13 May 2016) dealt with the basics and recent advances of electronic-structure theory, especially density-functional theory. The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, which coordinates NOMAD was one of the sponsors.


May 4, 2016

Walter Kohn died April 19, 2016 at the age of 93.

Apr 2, 2016

Dr. Luca Ghiringelli of FHI presented 'Causal models in Big-Data Analytics for Novel Materials Discovery' at the 2016 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, USA in Mar 2016.

Apr 1, 2016

Dr. Luca Ghiringelli of FHI presented 'Learning descriptors from materials science (big) data' as an invited talk at the Institute of Physics at Czech Academy of Science.

Mar 25, 2016

'Reproducibility in density functional theory calculations of solids' was published in Science 25 Mar 2016 (Vol. 351, Issue 6280, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad3000).

Mar 10, 2016

NOMAD PIs met 02 - 03 March 2016 in Berlin, after a successful Industry Workshop 01 - 02 March 2016.

Feb 26, 2016

In the CECAM Workshop "Towards a Common Format for Computational Materials Science Data" representatives of more than 20 leading material science simulation packages worked together on solving long standing issues.

Feb 26, 2016

Psi-k are hosting a Scientific Get-Together on 08 March 206 in Regensburg.

Feb 24, 2016

Psi-k has published their list of events for 2016 - check it out!

Jan 1, 2016

First NOMAD Academic Workshop "Towards a Common Format for Computational Materials Science Data"
Lausanne, January 25 to January 27 2016 (first part: discussion and decisions) and January 27 to February 5 2016 (second part: implementation)

Nov 27, 2015

Prof. Claudia Draxl from HU Berlin gave a talk 'Big Data in den Materialwissenschaften: Eine Quelle neuen Wissens at the RDA Deutschland. 

Nov 20, 2015

NOMAD logo was included in the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre booth at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15).

Nov 18, 2015

NOMAD and other Centres of Excellence funded by the European Commission have been featured in a press release from the European Extreme Data and Computing Initiative (EXDCI).

Nov 15, 2015

NOMAD was mentioned in a recent Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) newsletter and press release.

Nov 15, 2015

Prof. Draxl presented an invited talk 'Insight through Sharing: Data-driven Materials Science' at the workshop in La Plata, Argentina, Nov. 12-14, 2015.

Nov 5, 2015

A press release was issued 03 Nov 2015 for the project kick-off.

Nov 4, 2015

The NOMAD CoE was featured as the ‘Top Topic’ on the Max Planck Gesellschaft (Max Planck Society) home-page on 2 November 2015.

Nov 4, 2015

Prof. Matthias Scheffler has been interviewed on the Max Planck Society website. 

Oct 30, 2015

NOMAD partners met 27 - 28 Oct 2015 at the Max Planck Institute, Berlin to kick-off the project.

Sep 15, 2015