Scientific Calendar Event



Starts 12 Jun 2023
Ends 23 Jun 2023
Africa/Kigali
Kigali - Rwanda

An ICTP meeting in person in Kigali - Rwanda

The aim of the School is to introduce young African researchers to the theory of electronic structure and other atomistic simulation methods, with an emphasis on the computational methods for practical calculations.

The African School series on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications is planned on a biennial basis from 2010 to 2020. Previous schools were held in Cape Town, South Africa (2010), Eldoret, Kenya (2012), Johannesburg, South Africa (2015), Accra, Ghana (2016), ans Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2018). In 2021, ASESMA was held as an ICTP Virtual school.

The School will also cover basic and advanced topics and applications of these methods to the structural, mechanical and optical properties of materials.

The School will include hands-on tutorial sessions based on public license codes (including, but not limited to, the Quantum Espresso package).

Topics:
  • Electronic structure theory
  • Density functional theory and functionals
  • Phonons
  • Magnetism
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Ab-initio molecular dynamics
  • Optical spectroscopies
  • Machine learning and data science
Lecturers:
O. AKIN-OJO, ICTP EAIFR, University of Rwanda, Rwanda
S. BONELLA, EPFL, Switzerland
A. CARTA, ETH, Switzerland
C. DREYER, Stony Brook University and Flatiron Institute, USA
M. GATTI, CNRS, France
S. M. GRIFFIN, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, USA
G. G. HAGOSS, University of Ghana, Ghana
J. JUNQUERA, University of Cantabria, Spain
S. KENMOE, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
R. MAEZONO, JAIST, Japan
A. MARINI, CNR, Italy
R. M. MARTIN, Stanford University, USA
F. MOHAMED, CNRS, France
S. NARASIMHAN, JNCASR, India
S. A. NDENGUE, ICTP EAIFR, University of Rwanda, Rwanda
M. PAVANELLO, Rutgers University, USA
A. SCHLEIFE, UIUC, USA
N. STOJIC, ICTP, Italy
I. TIMROV, EPFL, Switzerland
A. URBAN, Columbia University, USA
R. WENTZCOVICH, Columbia University, USA
H. ZHUANG, Arizona State University, USA

Call for Contributed Abstracts: In the application form, all applicants are requested to submit a brief abstract for a poster presentation. A limited number of contributed abstracts will be selected for the poster session.

Grants: 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.
 
**DEADLINE: 15/03/2023**

Organizers

Omolulu AKIN-OJO (EAIFR, Rwanda), Sinead Majella GRIFFIN (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA), Gebremedhn Gebreyesus HAGOSS (University of Ghana, Ghana), Richard Mcfadden MARTIN (Stanford University, USA), Shobhana NARASIMHAN (JNCASR, India), Steve NDENGUE (EAIFR, Rwanda), ICTP Scientific Contact: Nicola Seriani (ICTP)

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