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Psi-k Working Groups

Dear all

Our working groups are the heart of the Psi-k community, and the Board of Trustees wishes to express its thanks to the leaders and members of the current groups for serving us in these roles.

Following on from the presentation and discussion at the Annual Community Meeting in December, the Board of Trustees has now approved the titles and scopes of the new working groups. These can be found on the Psi-k web site.

We now need to select members and a leader for each working group in time for them to participate in the review of outline workshop proposals in July. Their roles and responsibilities are also detailed on the web page above. Other key tasks for these new groups will be to assist in the planning of the scientific programme for the next Psi-k Conference in 2025 and the shortlisting of nominations for Psi-k awards.

Psi-k is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels, paying particular attention to:

  • gender balance;
  • spread across career stages;
  • geographical representation.

In particular, it has been agreed that each working group will include one member who is an early career researcher* and one member from outside Europe.

The current working groups were established in 2018 with the expectation that they would be refreshed at the following Conference. The expectation now is that leaders who have served for five years will normally stand down from this role, but that they may be nominated to stay on as members to provide continuity. Current members who have been particularly active may also be nominated to continue. It is anticipated that around half of the membership of the new working groups will be taking on this role for the first time.

Individuals may self-nominate, but the Board of Trustees is particularly keen to seek nominations of individuals who may be reluctant to put themselves forward, especially those working in eastern Europe or from under-represented groups within our community. We urge senior members of the Psi-k community to consider carefully whom they might nominate.

Nominations should be submitted via this Google form. There is no formal deadline, with nominations being considered as they are received, but the trustees will begin inviting new members from the middle of April. You are welcome to submit more than one nomination.

Best wishes,

Peter Haynes
Psi-k Chair of Trustees

*An early career researcher is someone holding a PhD but who does not yet hold a permanent position within a university, research institute or company.

TREX workshop on electronic structure methods for strong correlation: theory, computational algorithms, and codes

TREX project is inviting  advanced PhD students and post-docs to join the “TREX workshop on electronic structure methods for strong correlation: theory, computational algorithms, and codes” which will be held on 18-20 April 2023 at the nstitute of Physics, Lodz University of Technology, Poland.

The primary purpose of the workshop is to provide insight into both theory and computer implementation of electronic structure methods dedicated to strongly correlated materials.

The workshop provides a unique opportunity to learn theories behind  electronic structure methods for strongly correlated materials and to get insight into their computer implementation in open-source TREX flagship codes:

Each workshop session will consist of lectures and tutorials. Lectures will present theoretical backgrounds of the covered methods and numerical algorithms used in their computer implementation. Tutorial sessions, led by code developers, will provide participants with hands-on experience on using codes, paying special attention to high performance computing.

A separate session will cover application of machine learning to predicting molecular properties.

Participants

The workshop is open to all participants. Lectures will have a didactic character and we strongly encourage advanced PhD students and post-docs to participate.

Requirements

Basis knowledge of ab initio electronic structure methods is required.

Fee

There is no registration fee. Free lodging in the university guest house will be provided to a limited number of participants, based on the first-come, first-serve basis (early registration is encouraged). Lunches are provided to all participants.

REGISTRATION  | PROGRAMME | EVENT COMMITTE | VENUE

 

Targeting chemical accuracy with quantum Monte Carlo on LUMI

Are you a Ph.D. student or researcher wanting to learn more about Quantum Monte Carlo methods?

The TREX Centre of Excellence together with the EuroCC National Competence Center Sweden is organising a dedicated online workshop on 26, 27, 30, 31 January 2023 providing a comprehensive introduction to QMC methods and their practical application in molecular systems with the combined use of Quantum Package and the quantum Monte Carlo CHAMP code developed in the context of European Commission funded TREX project.

Each day of the workshop will be running from 09:00 to 13:00 CET and will be structured in two part:

  • A set of lectures where participants will get the chance to learn about the foundations of QMC and its application to molecular systems as well as how QMC methods can help to solve current challenging problems in chemistry.
  • A set of hands-on tutorials with practical QMC simulations using the Quantum Package and CHAMP codes. The tutorials will be running on LUMI, the first pre-exascale supercomputer of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking which has now become the fastest and most energy-efficient supercomputer in Europe.

The workshop is intended for Ph.D. students and young researchers established in the European Union or a country associated with Horizon 2020. You can read more about the countries associated with Horizon2020 here.  No previous experience on QMC methods is required.

The complete programme with speakers, agenda and registration can be found here:

https://enccs.se/events/2023-01-chemical-accuracy-with-quantum-monte-carlo/

Registration is open until 20 January 2023, 12:00 CET when selected participants will be announced.

REGISTER HERE

TREX School on QMC with TurboRVB – 04-08 July, Trieste, Italy

We are inviting young students/researchers to the 2nd edition of TREX school on QMC with TurboRVB, organised Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) and TREX project.

The School will be held from 04-08 July 2022 in Trieste, Italy at Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) where you will get the chance to attend keynotes presentations, lectures, and hands-on tutorials and applications coming from our HPC experts within the TREX project.

Why should you join the School?

  • The TREX project is offering participants free lodging, coffee breaks, lunch breaks and a social dinner during the School. This will be the perfect occasion to meet your peers and colleagues in person, share experiences and learn more about QMC methods.
  • Participants are invited to submit their poster contributions and present results and ongoing activities at the TREX School. The best poster winners will get the opportunity to be financed as visiting students for one week: one winner will be visiting the SISSA in Trieste (IT) and another winner the CNRS in Paris (FR), with food and accommodation provided by the TREX project.  Please fill out the online form to submit a poster.  The deadline for poster submission is 26 June 2022 at 17:00 CEST.
  • Get the chance to explore beautiful Trieste, top-ranked in Italy for its quality of life, and to discover this town renowned for its scientific institutions. TREX project is not covering participant’s travel costs.

Important Dates

  • Registration is open until 24 June 2022, 17:00 CEST
  • Selected participants will be announced immediately right after the completion of each registration
  • Submission for the Call for Poster is until 26 June 2022, 17:00 CEST

PROGRAMME | REGISTRATION | CALL FOR POSTERS | VENUE

CECAM Psi-k Research Conference 2023

Interested in promoting discussion and fostering collaborations in research areas of broad mutual interest for CECAM and Psi-k?

Submit your expression of interest to organize a CECAM Psi-k Research Conference in 2023 by filling the simple form at:

https://www.cecam.org/submit-psi-k-proposal

Deadline for submission of the expression of interest: 4 September 2022

Diversity (specific expertise in simulation and modelling, geographical, gender, career stage…) and interdisciplinarity among organisers and participants are key evaluation criteria.

The CECAM Psi-k Research Conference is a forum to explore and foster progress in exciting new topics and open questions of interest to different communities in simulation and modeling, rather than another opportunity to showcase consolidated research. The proposed duration and format of the event should reflect this spirit, with ample time set aside for common discussions and informal exchanges.

Details of previous CECAM Psi-k Research Conferences can be found online.

If selected for further evaluation, you will be invited to submit a full proposal – format similar to previous years – at the end of September 2022, with a deadline for submission on 31 October 2022.