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Autumn-School on Correlated Electrons 2018 with about 100 Participants

“DMFT: From Infinite Dimensions to Real Materials”

12 October 2018

By Eva Pavarini and Erik Koch

About 100 young researchers working in the field of strongly correlated materials visited Jülich during the week from 17–21 September. Continuing its successful tradition, the eighth Autumn-School on Correlated Electrons offered lectures by leading international scientists aimed at bringing young investigators quickly up to speed for pursuing original research of their own. The format of 90-minute lectures plus ample time for discussions provided a thorough introduction to modern areas of research. The School was led by Eva Pavarini from the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS) and Erik Koch from the Jülich Supercomputer Centre (JSC).

Group Photo Autumn School 2018Participants of the Autumn School on Correlated Electrons 2018
Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich

The lectures addressed the physics of strongly correlated matter, focusing on the dynamical mean-field approach and its extensions. After an introduction to the foundations of the method, lectures addressed techniques to model real systems and to include the effects of long-range correlations. A further focus was the discussion of efficient and accurate many-body solvers. Advanced lectures addressed the challenges of out-of-equilibrium dynamics.

Students enthusiastically took the opportunity to discuss with world leaders in the field of correlated quantum materials. In addition, a poster session allowed them to present their projects and expand their network in the global research community, represented by participants from, besides Germany and the EU, Russia, Morocco, Iran, India, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, the USA, and Canada. A number of international participants were supported by the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM).

To enhance the impact of the courses, comprehensive lecture notes were published as a book that was made available at the beginning of the school. These lecture notes will help to fill the acute gap between introductory textbooks and the research literature, as is evident from the high demand also outside the school. To be as widely accessible as possible, the lecture notes have been made available via Open Access:

Eva Pavarini, Erik Koch, Alexander Lichtenstein, and Dieter Vollhardt (eds.)
DMFT: From Infinite Dimensions to Real Materials
Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 8
Verlag des Forschungszentrum Jülich, 2018
480p., ISBN 978-3-95806-313-6

Ordering: Verlag des Forschungszentrums Jülich

OpenAccess: here or here

Lecture Slides and Notes are available here