Second International Symposium and Workshop on Correlated Electrons in Matter
Co-Sponsored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg, TN, USA
April 2-8, 2009
The aim of the meeting is to assess the state of the art in the study of electronic structure and related properties of materials accounting for the effects of the Coulomb interaction among the electrons in matter. The format will consists of presentations followed by discussion and focused Discussion Sessions. The speakers will be drawn from a pool of internationally acknowledged leaders in the field of electronic structure as well as junior scientists, such as post-doctoral fellows, deeply involved in current developments.
Another aim is to promote face-to-face interactions between scientists actively involved in recent developments in the area of electronic structure. Specifically, the Symposium and Workshop will pay particular attention to developments in the theoretical and computational study of correlations including, but not being limited to advances in the generalized Gradient Approximation (GGA), the dynamical Mean Field Theory (DMFT), the Dynamical Cluster Approximation (DCA) as applied to atoms, molecules, elemental solids as well its relation to alloys, the GW approximation and its self-consistent extension, the two particle treatment of correlations, and the relation of these methodologies to long established Density Functional Theory (DFT). Attempts at alleviating such formal difficulties, as self-interaction, will be prominently considered. In addition to DFT-based formalisms, we will provide an opportunity for examining hybrid-functional and exact numerical techniques such as the rapid developments occurring in Quantum Monte Carlo that are allowing QMC to be applied to real materials including nano-structures and even solids. Also, we will expose to discussion other methods such as the Gutzwiller approach as well what can be learned from the methodologies of Quantum Chemistry - CI, Coupled Cluster etc.
The meeting is structured in a form designed to meet these aims. In addition to presentations, there will be discussion sessions headed by panels of experts as well as time for individual, one-on-one conversations.
It is our hope that a series of Symposia and Workshops will evolve and endure for considerable time in the future, taking place about every two years or so, and providing the opportunity of evaluating interim developments and energizing further research.
Dr. Malcolm Stocks, Organizer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Ann Strange, Conference Administrator, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Tony Gonis, Organizer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Conference website: http://www.ms.ornl.gov/CEM_workshop/index.shtml