Putting the Theory Back in Density Functional Theory

August 22 - 26, 2016


DFT2016 square imageLast year, at least 30,000 scientific papers reported the results of DFT calculations.  Many workshops and schools teach how to run a specific code.  The purpose of this school is to teach the theory behind DFT.  Lectures will be pedagogical and range from fundamentals (Hohenberg-Kohn theorem) to the latest approximations, and will help connect DFT to other areas of mathematics and theory.

The school is primarily targeted at junior researchers (Ph.D. students and postdocs) who are currently running DFT calculations and/or developing DFT or are interested in learning more about DFT. Internationally renowned experts in DFT will provide a thorough training in the fundamental theory through lectures and pedagogical research talks that connect themes of the lectures to the lecturers’ own cutting-edge research. All participants are encouraged to submit an abstract to present a poster, and a limited number will be selected for oral presentation to the entire school.

Support for this summer school includes a grant from the Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Army Research Office.

Organizing Committee

Kieron Burke (University of California, Irvine (UCI))
Attila Cangi (Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Theory)
Hardy Gross (Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics)