HoW exciting! 2020

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, July 23 - 31, 2020

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Welcome to HoW exciting! 2020

HoW exciting! 2020 consists of two closely related events, a hands-on tutorial and an international workshop about excitations in solids.

Hands-on tutorial on excitations in solids (July 23 - 28, 2020)

This tutorial offers young scientists the opportunity to practice with hands-on exercises with the software package exciting. These exercises will guide participants through the topics addressed in the subsequent workshop: From the basics of DFT to advanced topics, such as time-dependent DFT and many-body perturbation theory, as well as to their applications to real materials.

Workshop on excitations in solids (July 28 - 31, 2020)

Excitations in solids are among the most exciting phenomena in condensed-matter physics. In this context, the electronic-structure approach within density-functional theory (DFT) is the first level in a hierarchical set of models which are needed to quantitatively describe and understand these phenomena in real materials. The relationship of the different computational techniques and domains of applicability is still a challenging task. At the same time, advances in theoretical and computational methods go hand in hand with the progresses in experimental techniques.

The main goals of this workshop are:

  1. Surveying the state-of-the-art of theoretical and computational approaches to describe different kinds of excitations (optical, magnetic, vibrational, etc.) in solid-state materials;
  2. Discussing future perspectives of these methodologies and their applications in different research fields;
  3. Establishing collaborations and connections between theoretical and experimental groups, who are investigating excitations in materials from different perspectives.

The workshop is organized in topical sessions, including invited and contributed talks. Basic concepts will be discussed, and applications to real functional materials will be presented, with the main focus on theory but also from an experimental perspective. The major topics will comprise first-principles methodology for excitation processes in solids, including electronic excitations, electron-phonon coupling, core-excitations, and non-equilibrium processes.


HoW exciting! 2020 will be held
at the Campus Adlershof
(HU Berlin), July 23 - 31, 2020.

Contributions are welcome.
The number of participants will be limited to approximately 70.
Registration is free of charge for the students
of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


Important dates:

May 1, 2020 Deadline for regular registration and abstract submission
May 1, 2020 Application deadline for financial support
June 1, 2020 Information about acceptance
June 15, 2020 Payment deadline for accepted applicants
June 15, 2020 End of post-deadline registration
July 20, 2020 Start of the hands-on tutorial
July 23, 2020 End of the hands-on turorial
July 28, 2020 Start of the workshop
July 31, 2020 End of the workshop

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