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Multiscale systems in fluids and soft matter: approaches, numerics and applications

 Multiscale systems that are characterised by a great range of spatial-temporal scales primarily arise in various scientific domains. These range from the study of protein conformational dynamics to multiphase processes in granular media or hemodynamics and from nuclear reactor physics to astrophysics. Despite the difference in subject areas and terminology, there are many common challenges in multiscale modelling, validation, and design of tools for programming and executing multiscale simulations.

This special issue seeks to establish common frameworks for theoretical modelling, computing, validation, and help practical applications to benefit from the modelling results. This issue  has been inspired by discussions held during two recent workshops in 2013: ‘Multiscale Modelling and Simulation’ at the Lorentz Center Leiden and ‘Multiscale systems: linking quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, and microfluidic hydrodynamics’ at the Royal Society Kavli Centre. The objective of both meetings was to identify common approachefor dealing with multiscale problems across differeapplications in fluid and soft matter systems.

There is a YouTube video that has been produced for the project and it can be viewed here.