Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future Tutorials

September 10 - 13, 2013


The long program opens with four days of tutorials that will provide an introduction to major themes of the entire program and the four workshops. The goal is to build a foundation for the participants of this program who have diverse scientific backgrounds. Topics that will be discussed during the tutorials include:

  • Electronic Structure Theory
  • Mathematical foundations of density-functional theory
  • Introduction to Solid State electron transport
  • Introduction to phonon transport
  • Atom transport and transition paths for rare events
  • Sampling Techniques and Molecular Dynamics
  • Continuum level transport and morphology
  • Fluctuating hydrodynamics
  • Machine Learning

Registration for tutorials is free, to encourage broad participation.

Organizing Committee

Martin Bazant (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Giulia Galli (University of California, Davis (UC Davis), PAT)
Graeme Henkelman (University of Texas at Austin, Department of Chemistry)
Keith Promislow (Michigan State University, Mathematics)
Matthias Scheffler (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Theory Department)