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CNLS 35th Annual Conference: International Workshop on Electronic Structure Approaches and Applications to Quantum Matter

May 18, 2015 8:00 AM - May 21, 2015 5:00 PM
La Fonda Hotel
100 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM
Adam Shipman
(505) 231-8432

Event Description

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a unique forum for a dialogue between scientists and researchers from different backgrounds in the electronic structure community.

Participants will be from Europe, Asia, and North America. Through the interaction of researchers with expertise in the adjacent fields, the workshop will motivate the cross- fertilization of ideas in the development of new electronic structure approaches and their applications.

The  electronic structure is responsible for the behavior of many electronic materials including magnets, superconductors, lanthenides, and actinides. Although the density functional theory within the local density approximation has been successful in describing in good metals, it has a significant difficulty in addressing correlated electron phenomena like metal-Mott insulator transitions. On the other hand, there are significant advances in the quantum many-body theory in the condensed matter modeling community. The combination of both theoretical approaches has recently garnered much attention, and promises to help understand material specific emergent phenomena and design new functional materials.

We will explore the key aspects of various electronic structure approaches by providing a forum for scientists and researchers in the electronic structure community to have a dialogue from different backgrounds. Through the interaction of researchers with expertise in the adjacent fields, we will motivate cross-fertilization of ideas in the development of new electronic structure approaches.

The four-day single-track program will consist of invited talks, contributed talks selected from the poster abstract submissions, and poster presentations.  The workshop will focus on electronic aspects of complex functional materials, including:

    * Transition metal oxides and Fe-based superconductors
    * Heavy fermions and superconductivity
    * Strong magnets (magnetocrystalline anisotropy effect etc.)
    * 2D materials (graphene, topological insulators, 2D transition-metal dichalcogenides)

More information and registration is available on the website.