1st General Meeting in Madrid (SPAIN)
The 1st General Meeting of TUMIEE Action (CA 17126) was held at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales (ETSII) belonging to Universidad Politécnica de Madrid on the 19th and 20th of November 2018.
Almost 80 researchers from 20 different countries attended the 2-day meeting with the goal of identifying relevant cases with relevant applications in the field of electronic excitation, find multiscale methodologies to get quantitative results and enable collaborative work within the Action to implement the methodologies. The meeting program (link al programa) included 44 presentations, working group meetings and open discussions. Two lunches and a dinner were also organized during these sessions in order to promote networking among researchers.
Given the importance of this event, the opening session counted with the presence of relevant personalities from the host University, including Rector Cisneros, Director García (ETSII), Director Perlado (Instituto de Fusión Nuclear) and Deputy Vice-Rector Dueñas (R&D Management) and from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Director Riesgo (Research, Development and Innovation). All of them welcomed the international audience and kindly supported the Action.
An important goal of the Action is to establish collaboration opportunities among the WGs as a way to develop a multiscale formalism by coupling methods of the different WGs. Multidisciplinary collaboration to solve selected cases will make possible to get progress in the field and expand the successful developments to more universal formalisms with a broader scope of application.
The participants to this meeting joined and started to contribute to the WGs. This marked the first step in establishing a longer-term research platform on this critical topic. Many other researchers have shown their interest in the Action. Many of them have already started to contribute or will join in the short-term.