AIMIS 15 Hands On Course Pilsen 2015

Introduction to the application of ab-initio method in spectroscopy

NTC UWB Pilsen, Czech Republic,

February 23 - 26 2015


The aim of the course is to introduce theoreticians as well as experimentalists to bandstructure methods and their use in calculating various electronic and spectroscopic properties of solids with strong electronic correlations. Especially the calculations of angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), magneto optical properties and X-ray absorption will be the focus of this course. An introduction to several program packages developed by participants of the COST action will be offered together with practical exercises.

AIMIS15 will cover three different approaches:


Ab-init with emphasis to GW and optics

SPR-KKR with emphasis to DMFT and ARPES

Multiplet approach with emphasis to XAS and Core level PES

Accordingly, there will be lectures dealing with the formal background and technical details of these methods. Emphasis will be put on a description of correlation effects (GW, DMFT, multiplet approaches) supplying the basis for a treatment of various effects in spectroscopy. Six specialized hands-on-sessions will be devoted to learning these methods including their graphical user interface. Last day, we plan an opened session to allow all participants to directly perform calculations of their interests and to have ample time for discussions with all tutors.

More information available on the official AIMIS15 website

Invited Speakers (to be confirmed):

Jürgen Braun Uni Munich, Germany
Hubert Ebert Uni Munich, Germany
Maurits Haverkort MPI, Germany
Martin Lüders Daresbury Laboratory, UK
Gian-Marco Rignanese UCL, Belgium