Between 30 March and 4 April, 2017, the CA2DM hosted a series of 4 seminars in the format of an informal workshop on ab initio theories for electronic excitations and spectroscopy.
Prof. Valerio Olevano (Institut Néel, Grenoble, France) and Dr Paolo. E. Trevisanutto (CA2DM, NUS) conducted lectures that covered the state of the art in implementations of many-body perturbation theories to DFT, which is essential to accurately describe excitations, optical absorption, screening, etc. in condensed matter systems.
This was a very successful event among research staff and graduate students (with a standing-room only attendance rate) and an opportunity to expose our research team to the experience of these specialists and practitioners directly involved in developing and using the latest methods (and code) to tackle electronic interactions ab initio.