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Autumn School on Correlated Electrons:
From Models to Materials

3-7 September 2012, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Scope of School

Density-functional theory (DFT) is considered the Standard Model of solid-state physics. The state-of-the art approximations to DFT, the local-density approximation (LDA) or its simple extensions, fail, however, even qualitatively, for strongly-correlated systems.

When correlations are strong, electrons lose their individuality, and novel properties emerge. Mott transitions, Kondo and heavy-fermion behavior, non-conventional superconductivity and orbital order are just some examples of this emergent behavior.

The realistic description of emergent properties is one of the grand-challenges of modern condensed-matter physics. To understand this physics beyond the Standard Model, non-perturbative many-body techniques are essential. Still, DFT-based methods are needed to devise materials-specific models of strong correlations. Mastering these novel techniques requires a vast background, ranging from DFT to model building and many-body physics.

The aim of this school is to introduce advanced graduate students and up to the modern methods for modeling emergent properties of correlated electrons and to explore the relation of electron correlations with quantum entanglement and concepts from quantum information.

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Mon 3 Sept Tue 4 Sept Wed 5 Sept Thu 6 Sept Fri 7 Sept
09:00 10:30 From Models to Materials
A.I. Lichtenstein
TB/crystal field, JT
E. Pavarini
Impurities and CPA
R. Zeller
Quantum Information
D. DiVincenzo
J. Bünemann
Coffee Break
11:00 12:30 DFT
D. Singh
Exchange Mechanisms
E. Koch
A. Rubtsov
N. Schuch
14:00 15:30 LDA+U
M. Cococcioni
Model Parameters
O. Gunnarsson
Kondo Effect
F. Anders
Analytic Continuation
A. Mishchenko
Coffee Break
16:00 17:30 NMTO Wannier
O.K. Andersen
R. Eder
R. Bulla
M. Jarrell
18:30 20:30Poster Session

Lecture Notes

book cover The lecture notes have been published as an OpenAccess book:

Eva Pavarini, Erik Koch, Frithjof Anders, and Mark Jarrell (eds.)
Correlated Electrons: From Models to Materials
Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 2
Verlag des Forschungszentrum Jülich, 2012
ISBN 978-3-89336-796-2


Autumn School on Correlated Electrons

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