Bachelor Course
Bernd Ensing

Thermodynamics

This course introduces the basic concepts of statistical physics and thermodynamics. Our modern life exposes us to the challenge to understand ever more complex processes in physics and biology in systems of many interacting particles (electrons, atoms, molecules, etc.).

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Master Course
Evert Jan Meijer

Understanding Molecular Simulation

The lectures start with a recap of statistical mechanics, and an introduction molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods. Subsequently, methods to compute free energies and phase equilibria, and advanced Monte Carlo techniques to simulate complex fluids will be discussed.

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Master Course
David Dubbeldam

Scientific Computing and Programming

This master course provides an introduction into modern programming methods used by scientists. Emphasis lies on applications in chemistry, but the programming methods are of course more generally applicable and useful for other scientific fields as well.

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Bachelor Course
Jocelyne Vreede

Biochemistry

The course Chemical Reactivity and Biomolecules in the first year of the bachelor focused on the chemical properties of the main building blocks of the cell.

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Master Course
David Dubbeldam

Numerical techniques

During this master course different numerical techniques, which can be used to solve sets of linear and nonlinear equations and differential equations, will be treated. With the aid of a computer several examples of relevant physical problems will be solved.

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Bachelor Course
David Dubbeldam

Introduction to Scientific Computing for Chemists

This bachelor course provides an introduction to programming concepts and tools used for scientific applications in chemistry. In addition you will learn to work with the Unix operating system that is used in virtually all scientific computing environments.

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Master Course
Jocelyne Vreede

Biomolecular Simulations

Molecular dynamics is a powerful tool to investigate the structure and dynamics of biologically relevant molecules such as proteins, DNA and lipids in atomistic detail.

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Bachelor Course
Pieter Iedema

Functional Materials

The theme of this bachelor course is to understand how the chemistry and structure of polymeric materials (organic, inorganic and hybrid inorganic-organic) allow them to fulfil their required function.

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Bachelor Course
Jocelyne Vreede

How to design an alien

The intriguing possibilities of life in places beyond Earth, is becoming a viable research field, thanks to advances in chemistry, life science, planetary science and astronomy. In this transdisciplinary honours course we will address the different dimensions of this question.

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