• Registration is now open for ES14 The 26th Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Theory will be held at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX on May 18-21, 2014. The Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Theory brings together active participants in electronic structure theory from universities, colleges, institutes and laboratories around the world.
  • Quantum Monte Carlo Training on July 14-18, 2014 The QMC Training Event will be held at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Lemont, Illinois.
  • Summer School to be held May 26 to June 6, 2014 Summer School on "Computational Methods for Quantum Materials" will follow the pedagogical model of successful schools held in 2008 and 2012 on similar topics. Many of the numerical methods that will be discussed in this School are still in development, or so recent that one may expect dramatic improvements and breakthroughs in the near future. The School will illustrate and contribute to the dramatic cross-fertilization that is occurring between ab initio approaches and those developed for highly correlated quantum materials such as Dynamical Mean-Field Theory (DMFT), Continuous-Time Quantum Monte Carlo approaches, Density Matrix Renormalization Group, Quantum Cluster Approaches, Worm algorithms. We will also discuss ideas from quantum information that have led to new algorithms (PEPS, tensor networks) or to dramatic improvements in methods such as the Density Matrix Renormalization Group. Amongst the topics of current interest that will be discussed, ab initio methods with strong spin-orbit scattering and their application to topological insulators stand out. Hands-on training on ABINIT and ALPS codes will be an integral part of the School. There will also be hands-on training on a Wien2K+DMFT code and on the new iTensor code for DMRG. About two-thirds of the schooling time will be spent learning numerical methods, but each one will also be abundantly illustrated with applications on topics of current research interest. There is no registration fee. Room and board for two weeks ranges from $1,050 CND to $1,600$ CND ($1_CND ~$1USD). Financial support, from the organizers, may be available for exceptional students that cannot be supported by research grants.
  • Annual grant opportunity The International Travel Grant Award Program promotes international scientific collaborations between APS members and physicists in developing countries. Grant recipients receive up to $2,000 USD to help support travel for the developing or developed country scientist to visit their collaborator abroad for a minimum of one month. International Travel Grant Award Program is now accepting proposals to cover travel and lodging expenses for international travel while visiting a collaborator.
  • Previous news: November 22-23, 2013 A tutorial/workshop, with hands-on user sessions, on the GW and GW-BSE approaches using the BerkeleyGW package will be held November 22-23, 2013, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in the NERSC Facility in Oakland, California.
  • Previous news: July 2013 Young investigators working in the US in computational physics are invited to apply for funding to attend the XXV IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics (CCP2013) to be held August 20-24, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. A proposal to the US National Science Foundation to fund up to four US young investigators to attend CCP2013 is being recommended for funding. To apply please send an application (two page maximum) and a curriculum vitae to Prof. Mark Novotny at man40 (at) before midnight July 21, 2013.
  • Previous news: June 2013 Postdoctoral Position in Computational Electronic Structure Theory A three-year postdoctoral position is available in the Materials Simulation Group of Prof. Timo Thonhauser (

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