Starts 19 Mar 2018
Ends 23 Mar 2018
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Online application is still open until 15 January 2017 for those not needing visa, nor requesting financial support.
Requests for participation with financial support and/or visa can no longer be accepted.

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A preliminary version of the programme is online and will be kept updated:

Please note that

applicants selected for participation are expected to take part
in all sessions of the School

starting on Mon. 19 March at 8 a.m. and ending on Fri. 23 March at 6 p.m.

Participants should please take it into account when making travel plans
to secure attendance from the very beginning of the activity till the end.

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The School addresses senior PhD students and experienced researchers with prior working knowledge of DFT.
Theoretical and hands-on training will focus on ab-initio calculations of many properties relating to the electron-phonon interaction, for applications in condensed matter physics, materials physics, and nanoscience.
Starting from an introduction to the background on electron-phonon physics and related materials properties from the point of view of ab-initio calculations, we will show the participants how to perform cutting- edge electron-phonon calculations using a suite of electronic structure codes, including EPW, Wannier90, Quantum ESPRESSO, and ABINIT.
• Density functional perturbation theory
• Electron-phonon coupling
• Phonon-assisted optical absorption
• Maximally-localized Wannier functions
• Temperature dependence of the electronic bandstructure
• Electronic transport using the Boltzmann transport equation
• Phonon-driven superconductivity
S. de Gironcoli, SISSA
P. Giannozzi, University of Udine
F. Giustino, University of Oxford
X. Gonze, Univ. Catholique of Louvain
E. Kioupakis, University of Michigan
E. R. Margine, Binghamton University-SUNY
G. Pizzi, EPFL
S. Poncé, University of Oxford

A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

Deadlines for application:

First deadline:  1 December 2017 (for those needing visa and/or financial support)
Second deadline: 15 January 2018 (otherwise)
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ICTP Secretariat contact:
Limited participation


Samuel Poncé (University of Oxford), Feliciano Giustino (University of Oxford), Elena Roxana Margine (Binghamton University-SUNY), Local Organisers: Ralph Gebauer, Nicola Seriani