KKR and Many-body Applications
The international workshop KKR and Many-body Applications took place from Saturday 13th - Thursday 18th September 2008. The aim of the
meeting was to explore the incorporation of many-body physics into ab
initio KKR theory, including self-interaction corrections at finite
temperatures, disordered local moments, the alloy analogy of valence
fluctuations, the GW method for correlated systems, and dynamical mean field
theory with fluctuations exchange. Incorporation of some of
these techniques into KKR could lead to a materials-specific electronic structure
code for correlated d and f electron systems.
The participants spent four hours each morning listening to talks and participating in discussions, followed by afternoons of mountain walking, caving, city visits and other activities. Evenings were spent dining in local restaurants including Alta Matanna, Da Sandra, Eremo di Calomini and Mulino. Almost all of the
participants showed a particular interest in midnight showings of 1970s Doug McClure monster movies in the TTI cinema - including 'The Land That Time Forgot', 'At The Earth's Core', and 'Warlords of Atlantis' . It takes all sorts.
List of participants
Hisazumi Akai (Osaka University)
Masako Akai (Osaka University)
James Annett (Bristol University)
Markus Daene (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Hubert Ebert (University of Muenchen)
Arthur Ernst (University of Halle)
Guntram Fischer (University of Halle)
Balazs Gyorffy (Bristol University)
Martin Lueders (Daresbury Laboratory)
Jan Minar (University of Muenchen)
Leon Petit (University of Aarhus)
Julie Staunton (Warwick University)
Dzidka Szotek (Daresbury Laboratory)
Laszlo Szunyogh (Budapest University)
Walter Temmerman (Daresbury Laboratory)
Balasz Ujfalussy (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
"Thanks very much for all your work, organisational
skills and tremendous hospitality in making KKR2008 so enjoyable.
The talks, trips and general TTI atmosphere added up to a really
"Thanks for the great hospitality!"
"I just would like to thank you and Sam for the hospitality provided to us
while visiting Vallico Sotto. For me it was a very adventurous experience and
the most remarkable workshop that I ever attended.
"I recognized that [my colleague] attended the TTI
work shop every year. He told to me that all new information he had obtained
about QMC was those obtained from TTI workshop. The workshops were so
stimulating for him. I also agree. The KKR workshop in TTI was extremely
interesting and enjoyable. I think It is mostly due to your way of organization.
Thank you again for all you did. It makes our experience in Vallico
Sotto so special."