IARS Frontiers Workshop on DFT and its applications in Nanosciences



Hande Toffoli , Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Ersen Mete, Balıkesir University,Balıkesir, Turkey



Date: 19 - 29 October 2009

Place: Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (ITAP)

Application Deadline: 15/July/2009

Program (tentative)

  1. Review of DFT Basics (Ersen Mete, Hande Toffoli)
    Introduction to Spectroscopy (Stefano Fabris)
    Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (Stefano Baroni)
    GIPAW, NEXAFS (Stefano Fabris)
    Green's Function Theory (Paolo Umari)
    The GW Approximation (Paolo Umari)
  2. Hands-on tutorial on Yambo (Yann Pouillon)

Material properties are essentially probed by spectroscopic techniques. Theoretically, electronic excitations are out of the reach of Density Functional Theory (DFT) since it is a ground state theory. An introductory section will be on the basics of DFT to obtain ground state properties of materials. Methods that go beyond DFT such as Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (TDDFT) and GW Approximation (GWA) will be introduced to calculate the excited state properties with plenty of hands-on experience.

The program is aimed at beginning and advanced graduate students wishing to pursue a carrier in/using Electronic Structure Methods. Our institute is fully equipped with a central node available for computations and individual stations which provide connection to the central node. More details will be available as the programme is developed further.


The workshop will finance the local expenses of national participants completely. International applicants at the Ph.D. level as well as young researchers are eligible for UNESCO support covering their local expenses.

Address for application Please fill in the online application form in the main IARS web page and send it before the deadline 15/July/2009.

For questions and inquiries:
Betül Gürzel
IARS Assistant Coordinator
Department of Physics
Bilkent University
Ankara, 06800 Turkey

e-mail: betul@fen.bilkent.edu.tr

Deadline for applications: July/15/2009


 Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (ITAP)
Kaygıseki Mevkii, Turunc/Marmaris Turkey
 Tel :  +90 537 497 8549        e-mail: info1@itap-tthv.org        website: http://itap-tthv.org

 Sponsors : DPT (Turkey) UNESCO (United Nations)