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Georg Kresse
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Georg Kresse 1 week ago


April 4th to 6th 2018, Vienna
A ViCoM Conference

Scope of the Conference

The description of phase transitions is among the most challenging tasks in solid state physics. From an electronic point of view, an accurate description of phase transitions requires highly accurate energy differences between competing phases, a goal that is not yet achievable using routine ab initio methods. The conference will give an overview of methods beyond DFT that show promise in this area. The description of the ionic degrees of freedom is equally compelling, often necessitating sophisticated sampling methods to accurately capture the entropic contributions and their changes along the transition pathway. The conference will highlight promising new developments in this area, as well as, technologically relevant applications.

The conference is organised by Georg Kresse (University of Vienna) and Karsten Held (Vienna University of Technology) within the framework of the Special Research Area "SFB ViCoM" (funded by the Austrian Science Fund - FWF).

Please note that the submission deadline for abstracts is February 16th, 2018.


The conference fee is 150 Euro for registration before March 4th and 200 Euro afterwards (includes coffee breaks and conference dinner).

List of invited international speakers

Lilia Boeri, University of Rome, Sapienza, Italy
Martin Eckstein, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany Walter Metzner, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Stuttgart, Germany Jörg Neugebauer, Max Planck Institute for Iron Research Düsseldorf, Germany Ulrich Nowak, University of Konstanz, Germany
Ignacio Pagonabarraga, University of Barcelona, Spain
Michele Parrinello, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Maria Clelia Righi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Tim Wehling, University of Bremen, Germany
(local speakers can be found in the attached pdf file)

For further information, see:  http://www.sfb-vicom.at/events/conference-2018-from-electrons-to-phase-transitions-2018/


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Ab initio (from electronic structure) calculation of complex processes in materials