Solcore Development Bootcamp 2018

  • Dates: 20th-21st September 2018
  • Location: Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus), United Kingdom

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The first Solcore Development Bootcamp will take place the next 20th-21st of September at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. This event, organised by the COST Action Multiscale Solar, will bring together experts in modelling of solar cells and semiconductor materials with the single purpose of making Solcore a better tool, free and open source. If you do not know Solcore yet, check the main page. During the Bootcamp, we will use Solcore v5.5 as baseline, so make sure you get the correct one.

The specific goals of the Bootcamp will be:

  • Improve existing capabilities, including:
    • Implementation of physical and mathematical models
    • Documentation
    • Examples
  • Create new built-in functionality
  • Interface Solcore with third-party tools
  • Expand the pool of Solcore users and their experience

The Bootcamp is not a training school. Attendees are expected to have already some familiarity with Solcore by the time of the event in order to make the most of it. During the event, the attendees will be divided in different groups depending on their topic of interest (eg. quantum models for nanostructures, transport models, etc.), so they can share information, discuss the implementation of their ideas and combine their expertise. A mailing list involving all the registered attendees will be created and used as a discussion point during the summer to organise those groups and main areas of interest.


Registration will open on the 1st of June until completing all the available places. The maximum number of attendees for this event is 30 people so register now by clicking here:

Registration Bootcamp 2018

If you have any problem with the registration or want to be added to the waiting list, please contact Diego Alonso-Álvarez ( or James Connolly (


The event will take place outside term time, meaning that the students' halls of residence will be available for booking. Located in the South Kensington Campus, they are a very convenient - and affordable - option for those coming from outside London. Have a look at:

The accommodation can be booked directly from the above webpages or from Princess Gardens and Beit Hall.