MOCCA

Methods On Computations, Chaos, and Approximations in quantum mechanics and electronic structure theory

November 27-28, 2017

CMMP Autumn Winter School, Tampere University of Technology

The Tampere node of the National Doctoral Training Network in Condensed Matter and Material Physicis (CMMP) organizes a two-day school on selected computational methods with recognized speakers from both Finland and abroad. The school is targeted mainly to postgraduate students in related fields, but also postdocs as well as motivated undergraduate students are encouraged to participate.

Program

Monday, Nov 27 (FA133)

09.00 - 09.25   Registration and morning coffee
09.25 - 09.30   Opening words
09.30 - 11.00   Claudia Filippi (Twente): Introduction to Quantum Monte Carlo methods (1/2)
11.00 - 12.00   Lunch (self-paid)
12.00 - 13.30   Sven Åberg (Lund): Quantum Chaos – Introduction and applications (1/2)
13.30 - 13.45   Break
13.45 - 15.15   Mikko Hakala (Aalto): Machine learning and applications in materials science (1/2)
15.15 - 15.45   Afternoon coffee
15.45 - 17.15   Mikael Kuisma (Jyväskylä): (TD)DFT – Dirty secrets under the hood (1/2)
17.30 -             Bus to dinner, from the main building of TUT
18.00 -             Dinner (free) + Sauna

Tuesday, Nov 28 (RG202)

08.30 - 08.45   Morning coffee
08.45 - 10:15   Mikko Hakala (Aalto): Machine learning and applications in materials science (2/2)
10:15 - 10:30   Break
10:30 - 12.00   Claudia Filippi (Twente): Introduction to Quantum Monte Carlo methods (2/2)
12.00 - 13.00   Lunch (self-paid)
13.00 - 14.30   Sven Åberg (Lund): Quantum Chaos – Introduction and applications (2/2)
14.30 - 14.45   Break
14.45 - 16.15   Mikael Kuisma (Jyväskylä): (TD)DFT – Dirty secrets under the hood (2/2)
16.15 - 16.30   Afternoon coffee

Registration

Registration is open and free for all interested. The deadline is Oct 31. Please register by sending an E-Mail to mocca@tut.fi, with a subject line "MOCCA registration" and give the following information: (1) Name and contact info, (2) Graduate program and school (if any), (3) Research field and supervisors (if any), (4) Period of participation, (5) Need for financial support.

Practical information

Venue

The lectures are given at Tampere University of Technology (TUT): in Festia (FA133) for Monday and Rakennustalo (RG202) for Tuesday. See the campus map.

Accommodation

The nearest hotel to TUT is Hotel Hermica. Alternatively, there are many hotels downtown (20-30 min by local buses). For the invited speakers the accommodation is arranged by the organizers.

Travels

Train timetables can be found at VR homepage.
For local transport in Tampere, see the online journey planner.

Organizers

  • Esa Räsänen esa.rasanen@tut.fi
  • Tapio Rantala tapio.rantala@tut.fi
  • Janne Solanpää janne.solanpaa@tut.fi
  • Joonas Keski-Rahkonen joonas.keski-rahkonen@tut.fi
  • Juha Tiihonen juha.tiihonen@tut.fi