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Autumn-School on Correlated Electrons with more than 100 Participants

Focus 2019: Many-Body Methods for Real Materials

28 October 2019

by Eva Pavarini and Erik Koch

More than 100 young researchers working in the field of strongly correlated materials visited Jülich during the week from 16-20 September. Continuing its successful tradition, the ninth Autumn-School on Correlated Electrons offered lectures by leading international scientists aimed at bringing young investigators quickly up to speed for pursuing original research of their own. The format of 90-minute lectures plus ample time for discussions provided a thorough introduction to modern areas of research. The School was led by Eva Pavarini from the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS) and Erik Koch from the Jülich Supercomputer Centre (JSC).

Gruppenbild Autumn School 2019Participants of the Autumn-School on Correlated Electrons 2019
Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich

The lectures addressed the physics of strongly correlated matter, focusing on the modeling and the simulation of many-body effects in real materials. After an introduction to mean-field methods, lectures covered modern techniques for confronting the many-body problem. The emphasis was on methods based on the construction of wave functions or the calculation of Green's functions. Illustrative applications to problems from quantum chemistry and solid state physics, including non-equilibrium phenomena, were presented.

Students enthusiastically took the opportunity to discuss with world leaders in the field of correlated quantum materials. In addition, a poster session allowed them to present their projects and expand their network in the global research community, represented by participants from, besides Germany and the EU, Russia, Iran, India, Thailand, China, South Korea, Argentina, the USA, and Canada. A number of international participants were supported by the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM).

To enhance the impact of the courses, comprehensive lecture notes were published as a book that was made available at the beginning of the school. These lecture notes will help to fill the acute gap between introductory textbooks and the research literature, as is evident from the high demand also outside the school. To be as widely accessible as possible, the lecture notes have been made available via Open Access:

Eva Pavarini, Erik Koch, and Shiwei Zhang (eds.)

Many-Body Methods for Real Materials

Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 9

Verlag des Forschungszentrums Jülich, 2019 520p., ISBN 978-3-95806-400-3

Ordering the lecture notes:

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OpenAccess: here

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Lecture slides and notes are available here