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Foundations and Applications of the Density Functional Theory

July 19, 2007 – August 01, 2007


Kashiwa, Chiba-Japan


Osamu Sugino


The ISSP International Workshop/Symposium is an annual series to provide a forum for discussing selected topics in condensed matter physics and materials science. The principal purpose of the workshop is to offer a place of intimate interactions among the researchers working in related areas and thereby to generate new problems, solutions, and/or collaborations for future studies. The whole meeting consists of four-week workshop to bring together about ten key researchers and three-day symposium with an attendance of about fifty, both held at ISSP, Kashiwa campus of the University of Tokyo. At the symposium, the latest research results, both theoretical and experimental, are presented. Scope of the coming workshop: “Foundations and Applications of the Density Functional Theory” Since the discovery of Hohenberg-Kohn theorems in 1964, Density Functional Theory (DFT) has experienced continuous development in its foundations, and has been applied to many problems in condensed matter physics and chemistry boosted by developments in computer technologies.

Now DFT is attracting much wider attention in physics, chemistry, and biology and its frontiers are facing with strong-correlation and time-dependent (excited-state) phenomena. How to lay foundations of these new challenging schemes for treating time-dependent and/or strongly-correlated problems and how to apply them with help of ever increasing computer power are the most important issue. In view of this situation, the workshop focuses on foundations and applications of the new frontiers of DFT and lets all the participants to share the knowledge and problems for the future breakthrough in this field.

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