MWM Summer School 2018

Modern Wavefunction Methods in Electronic Structure Theory
September 30th - October 5th 2018

The Summer School 'Modern Wavefunction Based Methods in Electronic Structure Theory' (MWM18) is directed towards highly motivated Ph.D. students and postdocs who want to deepen their knowledge in the field of ab initio electronic structure theory. In the recent past, wavefunction based ab initio methods have received revived interest in the theoretical chemistry community. It is generally recognized that these methods provide a systematic, accurate and transparent route towards solving the molecular Schrödinger equation to high precision. While for a long time the high computational cost that is characteristic of these methods has precluded their large-scale application in chemistry, modern algorithms, modern hardware and reduced scaling approaches have drastically changed this situation.

However, the physical basis of wavefunction based methods involves an elaborate apparatus of advanced mathematical and physical concepts that is frequently beyond a typical university curriculum. Hence, in order to be able to do research in this field, it is necessary that young researchers get familiar with these concepts. The MWM18 school is designed to fill this gap by providing lectures and tutorials that are designed to introduce the students to the advanced concepts of ab initio electronic structure theory. Furthermore, the school will provide ample opportunity for discussion between the participants, teachers and tutors in which specialized and research oriented questions can be addressed.

The working language of the whole event is English.





Lectures & Tutorial Sessions

Poster Sessions & Clinics

Keynote lectures

John F. Stanton, University of Florida


Jürgen Gauss, University of Mainz

Frank Neese, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

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