Starts 23 Feb 2021
Ends 25 Feb 2021
Central European Time
Online -
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The workshop is live-streamed on the ICTP Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics YouTube page at the following link:

An ICTP virtual meeting

The “Total Energy” Workshop has been held traditionally in Trieste every two years since 1987.  The Workshop is about recent progress in electronic structure methods and their applications.

The aim is a critical discussion of methods and of possible combinations and challenging applications. It has become one of the most popular regular events of the international ab-initio electronic structure community. In these strange times, it is important to keep our community together and to continue to exchange information on exciting developments in our field. For this reason, we decided to opt for an on-line “micro” version of the workshop, which has been for decades an essential place for meeting and discussion. The event will take place daily from 2 pm to 5 pm CET, to allow participation from many time zones. Beside three plenary talks, we plan to have 12 contributed talks, to be chosen among the applications, and 2 poster sessions.
Plenary Speakers:
M. PARRINELLO, ETHZ, Switzerland
N. SPALDIN, ETHZ, Switzerland
A. ZUNGER, University of Colorado, USA

Scientific Advisory Board:
E. ARTACHO, University of Cambridge, UK (Chair)
W. ANDREONI, EPFL, Switzerland
S. BIERMANN, Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau, France
R. CAR, Princeton University, USA
C. FILIPPI, University of Twente, The Netherlands
M. FINNIS, Imperial College, UK
X.-G. GONG, Fudan University, China
J. IHM, Seoul National University, Korea
E. KOCH, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
G. KRESSE, University of Vienna, Austria
R. M. MARTIN, Stanford University, USA
F. MAURI, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
A. MOSTOFI, Imperial College London, UK
J.B. NEATON, University of California, USA
W. PICKETT, University of California, USA
A. RAPPE, University of Pennsylvania, USA
L. REINING, Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau, France
G. RIGNANESE, UC Louvain, Belgium

Registration: There is no registration fee.

Note: Selected posters and talks are in the booklets.
For applications with Talks and/or Posters: 15 January 2021
For applications without Talks and/or Posters: 14 February 2021
**DEADLINE: 14/02/2021**


Tanusri Saha Dasgupta (S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences), Francesco Mauri (University of Rome Sapienza), Local Organiser: Nicola Seriani