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45th IFF Spring School

Computing Solids: Models, Ab-initio Methods and Supercomputing

10 Mar 2014 08:30
21 Mar 2014 18:00
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 52425 Jülich, Deutschland, Zentralbibliothek (Gebäude 04.7, Auditorium l)



The IFF Spring School 2014 will provide a comprehensive introduction to modern concepts, theories and methods enabling the theoretical description of many-electron systems. The hallmark of this year’s school is in the concept of discussing density functional theory type ab-initio approaches as well as specializedmany-body techniques for strongly correlated systems emphasizing the new opportunities provided by high-performance computers with advanced architectures. The school links these three aspects to the study of emergent properties of solids and non-equilibrium quantum transport. The guiding principle for the selection of the specialized subjects was their timeliness and the expertise of the scientific institutes involved. The school will start with introductory lectures on the many-electron problem. Basic lectures will introduce the different methodologies but will also bring in cutting edge research in the field. The formulation of realistic model Hamiltonians links density functional theory to the many-body methods. The school will move on to discuss solutions to the many-body problem of model systems, either analytically using renormalization group techniques, or numerically using different computational implementations.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Stefan Blügel