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Jülich Autumn School on Correlated Electrons 2014: “DMFT at 25: Infinite Dimensions” with More than 100 Participants

8 October, 2014

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the discovery that the many-body problem drastically simplifies in the limit of infinite dimensionality. This forms the basis of the dynamical mean-field theory, which nowadays is the state of the art for treating systems with strong electronic correlations. To celebrate this breakthrough, the 2014 Autumn School on Correlated Electrons brought the protagonists of this development to Jülich, some of the pioneers of the field for the first time. In the week from 15 to 19 September, they lectured on the past, present, and future of the realistic modeling of materials with strong correlations. 100 young researchers from all over the world were excited to learn first-hand about the modern methods, their development, use, and extensions.

Gruppenbild Autumn School 2014Participants of the Autumn School on Correlated Electrons 2014: “DMFT at 25: Infinite Dimensions”
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The school, led by Prof. Eva Pavarini from the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS), Prof. Erik Koch from the German Research School for Simulation Sciences (GRS), Prof. Dieter Vollhardt from the University of Augsburg, and Prof. Alexander Lichtenstein from the University of Hamburg, followed the successful format of the previous schools with 90-minute lectures and ample time for discussions. Students enthusiastically used the chance to interact with the founders of their field of research during the lectures and in the breaks. Besides looking back on the development of the theory, lectures focused on the state of the art of the dynamical mean-field method and on the perspectives for future developments. A set of lectures on photoemission made the crucial contact to experiments. In addition, a poster session allowed students to present their projects and to expand their network in the global research community represented by participants from 25 countries, which in addition to Germany and countries in the EU, included the USA, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Japan, China, India, Morocco, Algeria, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. Ten of the international participants received Travel Awards from the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM). The speakers and many European students were supported by the DFG Research Unit 1346 "Dynamical Mean-Field Approach with Predictive Power for Strongly Correlated Materials".

To enhance their impact, all lecturers prepared comprehensive lecture notes, which were printed as a book that was ready for the beginning of the school. These lecture notes fill an acute gap between introductory textbooks and the research literature, as evident from the high demand outside the school. To be as widely accessible as possible, the book has been made available via open access:

Eva Pavarini, Erik Koch, Dieter Vollhardt, and Alexander Lichtenstein (eds.)
DMFT at 25: Infinite Dimensions
Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 4
Verlag des Forschungszentrum Jülich, 2014
450 p., ISBN 978-3-89336-953-9

Order the book:
Publishing house of Forschungszentrum Jülich or Amazon

http://juser.fz-juelich.de/record/155829 or http://www.cond-mat.de/events/correl14/manuscripts/

Lecture slides and notes