This Workshop will follow the series started in Oxford, U.K. (1983) and continued in Braunschweig, Germany (1984) and in Trieste, Italy (since 1987, every two years). Following the tradition of the previous meetings, the Workshop will be devoted to recent advances in computational condensed matter physics and materials science, based on realistic calculations of the electronic structure of complex systems.

The activity will be held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy from 15 to 17 January 2015 with the co-sponsorship of Psi-k.

As in previous events of this series, the Workshop will consist of invited talks and a contributed poster session, with ample space devoted to discussion.

Special topics:
  • Novel functionals
  • Many-body approaches: GW, DMFT, quantum Monte Carlo
  • New electronic structure models
  • Photovoltaics and photocatalysts
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Multiscale Modeling
  • Approaches for electrons out of equilibrium: dynamics and transport
Scientists from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the Workshop. As the activity will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate working knowledge of this language. There is no registration fee. Travel and subsistence expenses of participants should be borne by their home institutions. Limited funds are available for some participants who are nationals of, and working in, a developing country, to be selected by the Organizers. However, every effort should be made by candidates to secure at least partial support for their travel expenses.

During the activity there will be a Poster Session. Abstracts must be submitted to the Workshop Secretary, at the e-mail address indicated below. The template for the abstracts can be downloaded below. Please submit abstracts in pdf format by 16 November 2014
Starts 15 Jan 2015
Ends 17 Jan 2015
LB (Budinich Lecture Hall)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
**DEADLINE: 23/11/2014**


Steven Louie, Erik Koch -
ICTP Local Organizer: Sandro Scandolo