DEMOCRITOS National Simulation Center of INFM - SISSA - Psi-K
21 January 2008 at 08:30
2 February 2008
Trieste - Italy
AGH (Kastler Lecture Hall)
C. Filippi, S. Moroni, S. Sorella, C. Umrigar, S. Zhang
The Abdus Salam ICTP is organizing an international School on Quantum Monte Carlo Methods in Physics and Chemistry with the co-sponsorship of DEMOCRITOS, SISSA and Psi-K.
Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods are among the most successful approaches for computing the properties of interacting quantum many-body systems. For a variety of problems in physics and chemistry, QMC techniques have been employed to provide answers in cases where standard methods such as density-functional theory or Hartree-Fock methods are shown to be inadequate, and post-Hartree-Fock methods are too computationally expensive.
This Advanced School follows the "School on Continuum Quantum Monte Carlo" held at the ICTP in January 2004. After introducing the basics of the methods and giving a broad overview of the field, the School will focus on new developments in methodology and applications.
- Introduction: Random walks, Variational Monte Carlo, Projection Monte Carlo, Path Integral Monte Carlo;
- Improved wave functions and wave function optimization techniques, computation of forces and observables;
- Lattice Regularized Diffusion Monte Carlo, Auxiliary-Field Monte Carlo for any single-particle basis set, Auxiliary-Field Monte Carlo for spin/isospin-dependent problems, Coupled Electron-Ion Monte Carlo, Worm Algorithm and Diagrammatic Monte Carlo.
D.M. Ceperley (UIUC)
C. Filippi (Leiden)
W.M.C. Foulkes (Imperial, London)
S. Moroni (DEMOCRITOS, SISSA)
N. Prokofiev (UMass, Kurchatov)
K.E. Schmidt (Arizona State)
S. Sorella (DEMOCRITOS, SISSA)
C.J. Umrigar (Cornell)
S. Zhang (William and Mary)
AS A PART OF THE ACTIVITY, A TWO-DAY MINIWORKSHOP has been held from 1 to 2 February 2008. Relevant programme is included in the School's agenda.
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