CAMD Summerschool 2014

Summer school, August 17th-22th, 2014

The 2014 CAMD Summer School on Electronic Structure Theory and Materials Design

- co-sponsored by Psi-k & Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation

Vision:

The school brought together around 80 young researchers (predominantly early PhD-students), and taught them the basic knowledge necessary for carrying out electronic structure simulations on materials with an integrated hands-on tutorial.

The summer school was a combination of lectures given by experts in the field and a tutorial with exercises on the methodology covered in the lectures and exercises giving hands-on-experience with the Atomic Simulation Environment (ASE) and the GPAW electronic structure code.

Subjects covered in lectures were related to:

  • The fundamentals of Density Functional Theory
  • Strategies for solving the Kohn-Sham equations
  • Projector Augmented Wave Implementation
  • Exchange-correlation functionals
  • Error estimation in Density Functional Theory
  • Time-dependent DFT
  • Many-body approaches to the electronic structure problem
  • Quantum electron transport theory
  • Thermodynamic properties and kinetics from DFT
  • Energy Materials
  • Chemistry at surfaces/Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Informatics

Invited Lecturers:

  • Nicola Marzari, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Jens Jørgen Mortensen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Georg Kresse, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Hardy Gross, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Alexandre Tkatchenko, Fritz Haber Institute, Germany
  • Hannes Jonsson, University of Iceland
  • Bjørk Hammer, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Jens K. Nørskov, Stanford University, USA
  • Jakob Schiøtz, Technical University of Denmark
  • Joost VandeVondele, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Jan Rossmeisl, Technical University of Denmark
  • Tejs Vegge, Technical University of Denmark
  • Martti Puska, Aalto University, Finland
  • Mads Brandbyge, Technical University of Denmark
  • Kristian S. Thygesen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Karsten W. Jacobsen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Stefano Curtarolo, Duke University, USA
  • Thomas Bligaard, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Karsten W. Jacobsen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Jan Rossmeisl, Technical University of Denmark
  • Kristian S. Thygesen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Tejs Vegge, Technical University of Denmark
  • Jakob Schiøtz, Technical University of Denmark