The Vienna Computational Materials Laboratory is kindly inviting you to participate in a ViCoM Conference entitled “From Electrons to Phase Transitions”, held February 26 – 28, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
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.
From Electrons to Phase Transitions is an international conference organized within the framework of the Special Research Area “SFB ViCoM” (funded by the Austrian Science Fund – FWF; Spokesperson: Georg Kresse, Vice-Spokesperson: Karsten Held).
Abstracts must be written in plain text and should not exceed 250 words (including references). Note that all accepted abstracts will be published on this website and can be downloaded during and after the conference.
Please send in your abstracts before December 1st 2013. Acceptance notifications will be sent before December 13th 2013. You will receive an e-mail with a link to a secure website that allows you to pay the conference fee (via credit card or bank transfer). The fee has to be payed before January 1st 2014. Payment of the fee serves as confirmation of participation.
If you apply/register (with or without contribution) before December 1st 2013 the conference fee is € 150.
If you register after December 1st 2013 the conference fee is € 200. After December 1st only registrations without contribution are possible.