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40 Years of the GW Approximation for the Electronic Self-Energy: Achievements and Challenges
356th Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar

12-15 September 2005
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Since its original conception in 1965, the GW approximation has become an indispensable tool for ab initio electronic-structure calculations and is now recognised as the most accurate method to study excited states in solids. The last few years, in particular, have seen a marked rise in new applications and theoretical developments. The 356th Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar will focus on the current progress and on the perspectives for the investigation of electronic excitations from first principles.

The seminar topics will include:

  • Theoretical Foundations
  • Self-Consistency
  • Vertex Corrections
  • Implementation Strategies
  • Large-Scale Applications
  • Surfaces and Nanostructures
  • Towards Strong Correlation
  • Bethe-Salpeter Equation
  • Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory

Speakers from leading international groups will give an in-depth overview of current research activities and place recent results into context. The meeting aims at providing an informal atmosphere for stimulating discussions between researchers working in this exciting field. Young researchers (Ph.D. students and postdocs) are particularly encouraged to present their work. We are looking forward to lively discussions and exchange of ideas in the inspiring atmosphere of the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, located near Bonn and Cologne on the beautiful Rhine river.

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is 15 July 2005.

For further information please contact:

 Arno Schindlmayr
Institut für Festkörperforschung
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich
Phone: +49 (0)2461 61-5193
Fax: +49 (0)2461 61-2983

The seminar is financially supported by the  Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung and the EU's Sixth Framework Programme through the  NANOQUANTA Network of Excellence.