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Computational Oxide Spintronics

Psi-k Research Conference

May 6th - 10th, 2012

Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, UK (http://www.cranagehallcheshire.co.uk)



The main purpose of this research conference (sponsored by the Network of the European Science Foundation “Advanced Concepts in ab-initio Simulations of Materials (Psi-k2)”) is to provide an active forum for discussion on the state-of-the-art - including challenges and perspectives - of the theoretical modeling for transition metal oxides. What we propose is a “Gordon-research”-like conference lasting 3.5 days consisting only of invited/plenary speakers and of a poster session with lots of time for discussion. While the main focus will be on "ab-initio" simulations, a strong interface to many-body physics treated on the basis of realistic model Hamiltonians will be included and a few leading scientists in experiments will be invited.


Among others, topics of specific interest will be:

  • Multiferroics and magnetoelectrics
  • DMFT + electronic correlation
  • Oxides-based interfaces
  • Beyond-LDA functionals
  • Topological insulators and Berry phases
  • Superconductivity and interplay with magnetism
  • Defects in oxides and high-k materials
  • Oxide tunnel junctions: transport and magnetoelectric coupling


Organizing Committee:

Dr. Silvia Picozzi

Cons. Nazionale Ricerche – Ist. SPIN L’Aquila
67100 Coppito, L’Aquila, Italy

Phone: +39 0862-319364

Fax: +39 0862-701983

E-mail: silvia.picozzi@aquila.infn.it
Web: http://www.casti.aquila.infn.it/homepages/bismuth/index.html

Prof. Dr. Stefan Blügel

Forschungszentrum Jülich
D-52425 Jülich, Germany

Phone: +49 2461-61-4249
Fax: +49 2461-61-2850

E-Mail: s.bluegel@fz-juelich.de
Web: http://www.fz-juelich.de/pgi/Bluegel_S

Prof. Dr. Olle Eriksson

Division of Materials Theory, Physics Department, Uppsala University, SWE

Phone: +46 18 471 3625


E-mail: olle.eriksson@physics.uu.se
Web: http://www.fysik.uu.se/cmt/index.html

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Mertig

Martin Luther Univ.
Halle Wittenberg – Fachbereich Physik

Phone: +49 345 5525 430
Fax: +49 345 5525 446

E-Mail: mertig@physik.uni-halle.de
Web: http://www.physik.uni-halle.de/theorie/ag/qtfk/mitarbeiter/mertig/


Email address:


Local Organizer:

Prof. Walter Temmerman,
Science and Technology Facilities Center, Daresbury Laboratory, UK

Phone: +44 1925 603227
 +44 1925 603634

E-mail: walter.temmerman@stfc.ac.uk