5th Psi-k 2015 Conference Donostia/San Sebastian

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  • The Psi-​k 2015 Conference is the fifth in a series started in 1996 by the European electronic structure community. Every five years, this conference brings together the global community that is active in the science of electronic structure and properties of condensed matter. The conference is organized and supported by the Psi-​k Network**, and its programme covers both the fundamental and theoretical aspects of electronic structure calculations, computational methods and tools, in addition to applications to fundamental scientific and industrial and societal challenges.

    The application areas of electronic property calculations range from condensed matter and materials physics to nanoscience, chemistry, geophysics and biology, the design and discovery of novel materials, their properties, and their performance in devices (that is, to harvest, store, and convert energy) and to engineer new states of matter to advance fundamental and applied sciences.

    The conference program will be structured around plenary sessions, symposia and topical sessions, which are assembled by the Programme Committee with input from the Psi-​k Steering Group and the Psi-​k Working Groups.

    Ψk-​2015 aims to foster scientific exchange and outreach. With more than 1200 participants expected, it will be a key event in the field, offering an intensive but enjoyable atmosphere in addition to a chance to explore the coastal city of San Sebastian.

    The Ψk-​2015 conference will take place in San Sebastian, Spain, from September 6 to 10, 2015. Event registration takes place on Sunday, September 6th at 5:00 p.m., and the first scientific talk is scheduled for Monday, September 7 at 8:30 a.m. The program ends on Thursday, September 10 after lunch. The conference will be held at the Kursaal event centre, which is situated by the Bay of Biscay. Information about conference and travel logistics can be found in this site.

    Plenary Speakers

    • Giulia Galli (Chicago)
    • Georg Kresse (Vienna)
    • Steve Louie (Berkeley)
    • Ingrid Mertig (Halle)
    • Jörg Neugebauer (Düsseldorf)

    Symposia and Invited Speakers

    • Thirty Years of Car-​Parrinello: Wanda Andreoni, Christian Carbogno, Michele Ceriotti, Robert DiStasio, François Gygi, Jürg Hutter, Heather Kulik, Angelos Michelides, Minoru Otani, Annabella Selloni.
    • GW and BSE: Silke Biermann, Fabio Caruso, Antonio Sanna, Francesco Sottile, Mark van Schilfgaarde.
    • f-​electrons: “In memory of Walter Temmerman and his contributions to Psi-​k and the electronic structure community”.Nicola Lanata, Alexander Shick, Julie Staunton, Leonid Pourovskii.
    • Correlated Electrons: Xi Dai, Luca de´ Medici, Gianluca Giovannetti, Andy Millis, Eva Pavarini, Jan Tomczak; Martin Eckstein, Philipp Hansmann, Alexey Rubtsov, Alessandro Toschi.
    • Theoretical Spectroscopy: Peter Blaha, Maurits Haverkort, Jan Minar, Patrick Rinke.
    • Recent Advances in Diagrammatic Methods for the Total Energy: Garnet Chan, Andreas Görling, Andreas Grüneis, Fred Manby, Thomas Olsen, Xinguo Ren and Igor Zhang
    • Novel Density Functionals: Florian Eich, Paola Gori-​Giorgi, Per Hyldgaard, Karsten Jacobsen, Neepa Maitra, Alexandre Tkatchenko
    • Recent Developments in Density Matrix Functional Theory: Dieter Bauer, Ralph Gebauer, Sangeeta Sharma
    • Density-​Functional Theory for Coupled Matter-​Photon Systems: Heiko Appel and Michael Ruggentaler, Kay Dewhurst, Eberhart Engel, Ivano Tavernelli, Robert van Leuuwen
    • Applications of Quantum Monte Carlo Methods: Ali Alavi, Ethan Brown, Ronald Cohen, Elif Ertekin, Leonardo Guidoni, Sandro Sorella, Shiwei Zhang
    • Upscaling Electronic Structure: Reduced-​Scaling and Multi-​Scale Methods: Daniel Berger, Luigi Genovese, Lin Lin, Cedric Weber; Bill Curtin, Karsten Reuter, Dallas R. Trinkle
    • Spin-​Orbit Coupling Effects in First-​Principles Quantum Transport: Frank Freimuth, Martin Gradhand, Diemo Koedderitzsch, Qian Niu, Jairo Sinova, Zhe Yuan
    • Magnetic excitations and magnetization dynamics: Marco Battiato, Hardy Gross, Johannes Lischner, Samir Lounis
    • Chiral Magnetism: Stefan Heinze, Yuriy Mokrousov, Manuel Pereiro, Laszlo Udvardi
    • First-​Principles Calculations for Multiferroics and Magnetoelectrics: Eric Bousquet, Lars Nordstrom, Massimiliano Stengel
    • Ab Initio Statistical Mechanics: Tilmann Hickel; Roberto Car, Olle Hellman; Alessandro de Vita, Ralf Drautz; George Booth
    • Topological Insulators: Irene Aguilera, Liang Fu, Kevin Garrity, Jürgen Henk
    • Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion – Solid/​Liquid Interfaces: Marie-​Liesse Doublet, Adam Foster, Kevin Leung; Axel Gross, Michiel Sprik, Mira Todorova, Enge Wang
    • Materials Design: Thomas Bligaard, Richard Needs, Berendt Smit, David Vanderbilt, Chris Wolverton; Kristin Persson, Giovanni Pizzi
    • Machine Learning Methods in Materials Modeling: Joerg Behler, Gabor Csanyi, Luca Ghiringhelli, Anatole von Lilienfeld
    • Hybrid Photovoltaic Materials: Filippo de Angelis, Feliciano Giustiano, Andrew Rappe, Paolo Umari
    • Electron Phonon Coupling and Thermoelectricity: Lilia Boeri, Nicola Bonini, Claudia Draxl, Gianni Profeta
    • Ultrafast Charge Transfer at the Nanoscale: Oleg Prezdho, Carlo Rozzi, Armin Scrinzi
    • NonLinear Optics of Materials and Nanoplasmonics: Stefano Corni, FJ Vidal and Pablo García, Alberto Castro, Stefano Ossicini, Kazuhiro Yabana
    • Novel 2D Materials and Heterostructures: Geert Brocks, Mei-​Yin Chou, Arkady Krasheninnikov, Tony Low, Francesco Mauri, Esa Räsänen
    • Modeling of Defect Levels: Audrius Alkauskas, Hannu-​Pekka Komsa, Sergey Levchenko, Alfredo Pasquarello
    • Transport Properties: Stefan Kurth, Jeff Neaton, G. Vignale, Chun Zhang
    • Matter Under Extreme Conditions: Dario Alfe, Kieron Burke,Yanming Ma, Ronald Redmer
    • Electronic Structure Theory for Biophysics: Carsten Baldauf, Jochen Blumberger, Daniele Bovi, Johannes Neugebauer, Ursula Röthlisberger

    Volker Heine Young Investigator Award

    For research excellence in all fields involving electronic structure calculations

    Young computational science researchers are invited to put themselves forward for the Ψk Volker Heine Young Investigator Award 2015. Finalists will compete at a special oral session of the conference hosted by the 2015 Psi-​K Organization at the large Psi-​K Meeting, 6 – 10. September 2015, in Donostia-​San Sebastián, Spain.

    The purpose of the Ψk Volker Heine Young Investigator Award is to recognize an individual for her or his outstanding computational work in any type of condensed-​matter, materials, or nanoscience research involving electronic structure calculations. In 2015 there will be one award of 2500 Euro and four runner-​up prizes of 500 Euro each.

    The prize committee will consist of Risto Nieminen (chair), Matthias Scheffler, Nicola Marzari, and the five plenary speakers of Psi-​k2015 (Giulia Galli, Georg Kresse, Steve Louie, Ingrid Mertig, and Jörg Neugebauer).

    Local Organisation

    The local organization matters are handled by:

    • Nerea Ortiz de Pinedo /​Izaskun Ardanaz: Technical Secretariat
    • Ángel Rubio: Overall Coordination
    • Stefan Kurth, Ilya Tokaty and Roberto D’Agosta: Abstracts booklet + program logistics
    • Kate Chabarek: Committee Meetings and Invitations
    • Izaskun Ibarbia: Finances and Conference site, logistic
    • Cecilia Benguria: Assistance with hotels, visa etc (particularly for invited speakers)
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