• Hao Wang, Sichuan Universityr
  • Huajie Chen, Beijing Normal University
  • Lei Zhang, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Problems with a wide range of coupled temporal and spatial scales are ubiquitous and essential in many phenomena and processes in the fields such as materials science. Those multiscale problems pose major challenges in modelling, mathematical analysis and computations. In particular, multiscale (connecting varying scales in the same problem) and multiphysics (simulation of physical processes of different kinds) simulations have moved to the forefront of research. In particular, multiscale coupling methods, such as atomistic/continuum coupling and QM/MM coupling, are a class of multiscale computational methods which combine the efficiency of coarse scale models and the accuracy of fine scale models. In the last decade, remarkable developments have been made in the analysis and implementation of multiscale coupling methods, while there are still many remaining open problems in the field. Advances in the development of multiscale coupling methods combined with continually increasing computational power have provided scientists with the unprecedented opportunity to study complex behavior and model systems with a wide range of scales.

In this minisymposium, we aim to provide a forum to present recent research results and exchange ideas between the mathematics and material science and engineering (MSE) communities on the advancements of multiscale coupling methods, particularly in the field of modeling and simulation of materials.

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