From 24th to 26th June 2019 the ElDeBaAp workshop took place at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. This workshop gathered experts on DFT, TDDFT, density cumulant theory, Green’s function approaches and density matrix methods to discuss theoretical challenges and open problems of their approaches.
This four-day workshop brought together theorists and experimenters who work on strongly correlated nanosystems adsorbed on surfaces, or on strongly correlated electrons in general. The aim of the event was to exchange ideas and discuss perspectives and future directions of characterization and description of strongly correlated nanosystems. The topics of this workshop included:
single-atom and single-molecule magnets, magnetic anisotropy
transport through nanostructures in and out of the linear-response regime
tuning the electronic properties via interaction with external stimuli or with a substrate
electronic structure theory
advanced valence-band and core-level spectroscopies and their interpretation
The “18th International Conference on Density-Functional Theory and its Applications” was held in Alicante, Spain, in July 2019. It was the next in the great series of biennial meetings, which have taken place in Paris (1995), Vienna (1997), Rome (1999), Madrid (2001), Brussels (2003), Geneva (2005), Amsterdam (2007), Lyon (2009), Athens (2011), Durham (2013), Debrecen (2015), and Tällberg (2017).
DFT constitutes undoubtedly one of the most brilliant quantum theories developed so far, used worldwide and with outstanding applications in many scientific fields. The conference covered all range of topics, from cutting-edge developments to fascinating applications and discoveries, bringing together scientists from all around the world and from many related fields.
The scientific schedule included plenary talks (40′), invited talks (30′), contributed talks (15′), and poster sessions, with contributions to the following broad topics:
New developments for exchange-correlation functionals
Time-dependent and real-time density-functional theory
Application of density-functional theory in condensed matter physics
Application of density-functional theory in chemistry
Application of density-functional theory in materials science