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Outline of Activities
The 2019 Workshop was held Sunday, May 19, 2019 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Sunday, May 19, 2019: evening reception; register for conference; check-in to lodgings
- Morning of Monday, May 20, 2019 to noon May 22, 2019: workshop program
- Peter Abbamonte, Department of Physics, University of Illinois, "Concerning issues about the plasmon lifetime in some correlated metals"
- Garnet K. Chan, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech "Coupled cluster methods in the condensed phase" Talk Slides
- Elif Ertekin, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "First-principles modeling of defects and disorder in materials: some developments and some challenges"
- Giulia Galli, Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago, "Coupling first principles molecular dynamics and many body perturbation theory calculations" Abstract
- William Gropp, Director and Chief Scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, "Challenges in Programming The Next Generation of HPC Systems" Abstract Talk Slides
- Federico Grasselli, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, "Topological quantization and gauge-invariance of charge transport in liquid insulators" Abstract Talk Slides
- Joshua Kas, Department of Physics, University of Washington, "Finite temperature cumulant Green's function approach for exchange, correlation, and thermodynamic properties of electronic systems" Abstract
- Ye Luo, Computational Science Division and Argonne Leadership Computing facility, Argonne National Laboratory, "Getting ready to model material properties at exascale with QMCPACK" Abstract
- Vidya Madhavan, Department of Physics, University of Illinois, "Interaction effects and band structure information from quasiparticle interference and Landau level spectroscopy"
- Noa Marom, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
- Richard M. Martin, Department of Physics, Emeritus, University of Illinois; Dept of Applied Physics, Stanford University, "ASESMA - The second decade 2020-2030 - New possibilities and opportunities" Abstract Talk Slides
- Bartomeu Monserrat Sanchez, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, "The effects of temperature on topological materials" Abstract
- Sokrates T. Pantelides, Department of Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University "Formation energies of charged defects – resolution of long-standing difficulties" Abstract
- Carlo Pierleoni, Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of L’Aquila, "Liquid-liquid phase transition in high pressure hydrogen by Quantum Monte Carlo methods"Abstract
- Aurora Pribram-Jones, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of California, Merced, "New Approaches to Temperature-Dependent Density Functional Approximations"Abstract
- Karin M. Rabe, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, "Competing phases and functional properties from first principles " Talk Slides
- Yuki Sakai, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas, "Superconductivity and magnetism in amorphous carbon"Abstract Talk Slides
- Luke Shulenburger, Research Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories, "Progress from the Methods Development Effort of the Center for the Predictive Simulation of Functional Materials" Abstract
- Lucas K. Wagner, Department of Physics, University of Illinois "Benchmarking high accuracy methods on realistic systems" Abstract Talk Slides
- Linfeng Zhang, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, "Boosting Ab-initio Molecular Dynamics with Deep Learning"Abstract Talk Slides
The workshop program gives the most updated preliminary schedule for the workshop.
Logistics, Travel and Housing information
Location: The Workshop on Electronic Structure 2019 will be held at the:
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA Building)
1205 W. Clark Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Travel information: Getting to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois is located about:
- 3 hours from O'Hare Airport in Chicago,
- 2.5 hours from the Indianapolis International Airport,
- 55 minutes from the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Illinois.
By air: Most people would prefer to fly directly to Champaign-Urbana. (Currently American Airlines and United Airlines fly to CU.) The airport code for Champaign-Urbana, Illinois is CMI; the airport name is the University of Illinois Willard Airport. Most people take taxis between the airport and campus locations. It takes about 8 minutes to get from the airport to campus, in a car.
By air + shuttle from O'Hare: If your airline doesn't fly into Champaign-Urbana, you might consider taking a Peoria Charter bus from O'Hare (peoriacharter.com/) (or other locations in Chicago, the suburbs, or Bloomington-Normal). The charter buses run several times daily from a few locations at O'Hare to 3-4 campus locations, and currently cost $32 one way, if you reserve in advance. Schedule: peoriacharter.com/images/market_routes/cu.pdf. The campus stops called "Altgeld Hall" or "ISR" (Illinois Street Residence hall) are 7-12 minute walk from the workshop location and housing.
By train from Chicago: The Amtrak trains intersect with the public transit at Illinois Terminal (https://mtd.org/inside/illinois-terminal/), in downtown Champaign. There are public buses running often between Illinois Terminal and the University of Illinois campus. Note: the Amtrak departs from Union Station in Chicago, and runs fewer times daily than the Peoria Charter bus.
Getting around town
Once on campus, you will not need a car and will likely be able to walk to all the workshop events. The Hendrick House and several other hotels and restaurants are less than a 12-minute walk from the workshop location, the NCSA building. While there will be parking spots near every location, many campus meters have 2-hour limits and so it is a nuisance to keep recharging a parking meter. And to explore further, the Urbana downtown is about 25 minutes’ walk and the Champaign downtown is about 35 minutes’ walk
Alternatively, our local mass transit (bus) system is excellent and very reasonably priced. (https://mtd.org/)
Biking is yet another option. In 2018, the University started its public bike system. You can rent a bike for 50 cents per trip, using a smartphone (bike.illinois.edu/resources/where-to-get-a-bicycle).
Weather: The May weather is typically 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit, mild but sometimes hot and often rainy.
Workshop Check-in: Before the workshop on Sunday night, you can check-in at the Hendrick House. During the workshop hours, you can check-in at the workshop:
- Sunday, May 19, 2019 : 6pm – 8pm Hendrick House Dormitory
- Monday and Tuesday, May 20 - 21, 2019 : 9am - 5pm NCSA Building
- Campus Map of Workshop locations (.pdf)
Wireless Internet Access: The University of Illinois campus Wi-FI internet access is available for free during the workshop. At Hendrick House, Wi-FI is available in the common areas (lounge, lobby). For the sleeping rooms, please request an ethernet cable for your computer.
Housing Check-in: The Hendrick House is located about 10 minutes' walk from the workshop location, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The rate per night is $32-50, depending on your room preference. Please see the Housing Information for more details..
- Check-in: Sunday, May 19, 2019: 1pm – 12am (midnight)
- Check-out: Wednesday, May 22, 2019: 2pm – 5pm
For those arriving outside of the above check-in times, there is a Resident Advisor on call, as needed. The phone number will posted on the door.
The sponsors of this workshop include the Grainger College of Engineering and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois; the National Science Foundation; the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Local Organizing Committee
The organizers are Lucas Wagner (UIUC-Physics), André Schleife (UIUC-MatSE) and David Ceperley (UIUC-Physics).
For administrative help or questions, please contact Amy Young, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerzy Bernholc (NC State)
Roberto Car (Princeton)
David Ceperley (UIUC)
James Chelikowsky (UT Austin)
Mei-Yin Chou (Georgia Tech; Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Natalie Holzwarth (Wake Forest)
Steven Louie (UC Berkeley)
Richard M Martin (UIUC; Stanford)
Marco Buongiorno-Nardelli (Univ North Texas)
Warren Pickett (UC Davis)
Andrew Rappe (Univ Pennsylvania)
John Rehr (Univ Washington)
Cyrus Umrigar (Cornell)
David Vanderbilt (Rutgers)
Shiwei Zhang (William and Mary)
Workshop Flyer and Slides
Last updated on Thursday June 13, 2019