Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 9 Jan 2019
Ends 11 Jan 2019
Central European Time
Budinich Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)

Visitors accommodated at the ICTP Guest Houses, will be registered upon arrival at the reception desks.

Visitors NOT staying in the ICTP Guest Houses are kindly requested to complete registration formalities on Wednesday, 9 January 2019 from 8.00 - 9.00 am at the Leonardo da Vinci building, entrance area (outside the Budinich Lecture Hall).


The “Total Energy” Workshop has been held traditionally in Trieste every two years since 1987.  This year, 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.  This event also has the ambition to reach out to countries where the electronic structure community is not traditionally as strong as in Europe, the USA and Japan, in coherence with the missions of its traditional host institution, the ICTP.

Scientific Advisory Committee:
E. Artacho, University of Cambridge, UK
W. Andreoni, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

A. Baldereschi, University of Trieste, Italy
R. Car, Princeton University, USA

C. Filippi, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
M. Finnis, Imperial College, London, UK
R. Gebauer, ICTP, Trieste, Italy

X.-G. Gong, Fudan University, China

X. Gonze, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
E. Koch, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

G. Kresse, University of Vienna, Austria
J. Ihm, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

R. M. Martin,  Stanford University, US
N. Marzari, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
F. Mauri, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy 

S. Narasimhan, JNCASR, Bangalore, India

J. B. Neaton, University of California, Berkeley, USA

W. Pickett,  University of California, Davis, USA

L. Reining, Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau, Paris, France

M. Caldas, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
M. Finnis, Imperial College, London, UK
J. Neaton, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Local Organizer:
A. Hassanali, ICTP, Trieste, Italy

Preliminary List of Invited Speakers:
O. Akin-Ojo, ICTP EAIFR, Rwanda
S. Biermann, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS
M. Ceriotti, EPFL
C. Cocchi, Humboldt University, Berlin
G. Csanyi, University of Cambridge
R. Eder, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
J. Kunes, TU Wien
N. Marzari, EPFL
C. Miranda, University of Sao Paulo
B. Monserrat, University of Cambridge
S. Narasimhan, JNCSAR, Bangalore
F. Neese, MPI-Mülheim
E. Pavarini, Forschungszentrum Juelich
C. Pignedoli, EMPA-Dübendorf
S. Y. Quek, National University of Singapore
A. Soluyanov, ETH Zurich
M. Todorova, MPI-GmbH
C. Van de Walle, University of California, Santa Barbara
D. Vanderbilt, Rutgers University
C. Weber, King’s College London
J. Wilhelm, BASF
H. Xiang, Fudan University


Marilia Caldas (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Mike Finnis (Imperial College, London, UK), Jeffrey Neaton (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Local Organiser: Ali Hassanali