CECAM-MARVEL Classics in molecular and materials modelling: Rex Godby, Lucia Reining and Steven Louie


Event details

Date 18.01.2022 16:0019:00  
Speaker Rex Godby, Lucia Reining, Steven Louie
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
Ab initio studies of electronic excitations using many-body perturbation theory

Rex Godby (Department of Physics, University of York, UK)
Lucia Reining (Laboratoire des Solides Irradiés, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France)
Steven Louie (Physics Department, University of California at Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, California, USA)

In this series, methods that have become fundamental tools in computational physics and chemistry will be presented by their originators at a level appropriate for master and graduate students. The lectures will be followed by an interview with the presenters: we’ll ask them to recall for us the period, problems, people and circumstances that accompanied the creation of milestone methods and algorithms that we now routinely use. 
We hope that you will be able to join us and share with us this unusual and interesting opportunity to learn first hand from pioneers who have contributed significantly to our field and to get to know better the history and anecdotes behind work that is now recorded in books. 

16:00   –   Introduction
16:05   –   Underlying concepts and practical implementations (R. Godby)
16:45   –   Electronic excitations in a many-body world, from quasiparticles to spectra (L. Reining)
17:25   –   Break
17:35   –   Understanding excited states from first-principles:  Single- and multi-particle excitations and time-dependent phenomena (S. Louie)
18:15   –   Interview & recollections
19:00   –   End

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