Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK 24th - 28th July 2020
  Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK24th - 28th July 2020

    Want to learn about modelling methods and their wide-spread applications, meet like-minded people and above all, have a great time in a beautiful location? If yes, you may be the perfect fit for Hermes 2020!

Apply now!




Registration is being done on a first come, first served basis this year.  In order to secure your place, you must sign up and pay through the above link.


If you have any questions regarding the application process, do first check our FAQ below. If your question is not answered there, please do not hesitate to get in touch

with us.


Scholarships: we plan to make a very limited number of scholarships available, with priority given to applicants from developing countries. For information on how to apply, please begin the application process by clicking the button above.


Cancellations: Please note that paid places at Hermes 2020 are not refundable. At the discretion of the organising committee, a partial refund or transfer of your place at the school to a colleague may be possible.




What kind of research background do I need to attend the Hermes Summer School?


For this year's edition of the summer school, there is no requirement to have any materials modelling research experience. Some experience with programming, Unix/Linux-based systems as well as using simulation software and/or codes would be helpful but is not a requirement. In previous editions of the summer school, participants had varied backgrounds, including physicists, materials scientists, chemists and engineers, and we hope to continue this tradition of bringing together PhD students from different research areas. Anyone with a desire to learn more about computational materials science as well as science communication would be very welcome at Hermes Summer School 2020! 



I will be coming to Hermes Summer School from another country. Do I need a visa?


If you are from outside the EU, you may require a visa to attend. You can apply for this up to 3 months in advance (around the end of April 2020). For more information, visit Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid visa to attend the summer school. If you are accepted to attend the summer school, we can provide you with an invitation letter in the format you require.



Do I need to prepare anything before I attend Hermes Summer School?


You should not need to prepare anything before the summer school. There may be a small amount of preparatory work to be done just before the summer school begins; this will largely depend on the style and content of the workshops our speakers are planning to offer. The summer school organisers will contact participants with any information about this type of preparation a few weeks before the summer school.


Will I receive a certificate of attendance?


Yes, we will issue certificates of attendance which you can collect during the summer school.






We all look forward to seeing you here in Windsor for Hermes 2020!




Important Dates & Info

January 2020

Registration opens


Registration costs

Early bird registration:   £375

Regular registration:     £475


Previous participant testimonials


"Nice atmosphere, interesting people and good organisation."


"It’s very important to practice communicating our science and research among scientists and to people."


"It was very interactive and the atmosphere in the lectures was always very colloquial."


"The soft skills masterclasses were amazing."


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