Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 8 Apr 2024
Ends 19 Apr 2024
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The call for applications is open. Please click on 'Apply here' to submit your application.

An ICTP meeting

This 10-day workshop consists of lectures blended with hands-on sessions designed to introduce users to or advance skills in materials modelling with WIEN2k (a solid-state density-functional theory package). The event targets graduate students, early-career scientists, experienced users.
The WIEN2k code is one of the most accurate density functional theory (DFT) codes for solids and can be applied to all elements of the periodic table; it is currently the most popular all-electron DFT code for solids. Many materials characteristics can be calculated, ranging from the basic ones, such as the electronic band structure or the optimized atomic structure, to more specialized ones such as the nuclear magnetic resonance shielding tensor, the electric polarization, band topology. This event includes lectures that provide basic foundation, scientific talks that highlight illustrative examples on application of DFT to solving specific materials problems, and hands-on tutorials designed at the basic and advanced levels.
  • Foundations of augmented-plane-wave plus local orbitals (APW+lo) method
  • Band structure (atom- and orbital-projected), density of states, effective masses
  • Forces and stresses, structure optimization, phonons
  • Magnetism
  • Supercells, defects, effective band structure
  • Surfaces and catalysis
  • Exchange-correlation functionals beyond PBE
  • Optical properties
  • X-ray and electron energy loss spectroscopy
  • Excitons (BSE)
  • Hyperfine interactions
  • Topological characteristics (Z2, Chern number, chirality of Weyl points)
  • Machine learning
  • WIEN2k installation
  • Pitching DFT results to scientific community

​Peter BLAHA, TU Wien, Austria
Stefaan COTTENIER, University Gent, Belgium
Andres GOMEZ, McMasters University, Canada 
Leila KALANTARI, TU Wien, Austria
Georg MADSEN, TU Wien, Austria
Laurence MARKS, Northwestern Univ., USA
Xavier ROCQUEFELTE, University Rennes, France
Oleg RUBEL, McMasters University, Canada
Karlheinz SCHWARZ, TU Wien, Austria
Nicola SERIANI, ICTP Trieste, Italy
Fabien TRAN, VASP, Austria

Abstract: Applicants who want to present a poster are required to submit a research abstract for a poster session. Please use the ICTP templates that are available below for download.
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.

References: It is the applicant’s responsibility to arrange the external reference to be received via the ICTP portal prior to the corresponding deadline.
**DEADLINE: 05/02/2024**
Deadline for applicants requesting financial and/or visa support is 18 November 2023; deadline for all other applicants is 5 February 2024.


Peter Blaha (TU Vienna, Austria), Oleg Rubel (McMaster University, Canada), Local Organiser: Nicola Seriani (ICTP)