Agenda

Location: Building 6 Room 2202

All talks are invited and should provide ample time for discussion
(suggestion: 30-35min speaking + 15-10mins discussion)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

1.15 - 1.30pm Welcome and Opening Remarks -- Zahid Hussain

Session I -        Chair: David Prendergast, LBNL

1.30 - 2.15pm    Real-time Calculations of X-ray and Optical Spectra
                        John Rehr, University of Washington

2.15 - 3.00pm    Novel Phenomena in Spin Orbit Coupled Oxides: Weyl Semi Metals to Topological Superconductivity
                        Ashvin Vishwanath, UC Berkeley

3.00 - 3.15pm    Refreshment Break

3.15 - 4.00pm    Ab initio calculations of photoemission and absorption spectra  within many body perturbation theory: applications to solids, clusters and nanostructures
                        Giulia Galli, UC Davis

4.00 - 4.45pm    Wave function methods for molecular excited states of large molecules: What lies beyond time-dependent density functional theory?
                        Martin Head-Gordon, UC Berkeley

5.30pm ALS User Meeting Awards Dinner

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Session II -       Chair: Joel Moore, UC Berkeley

8.30 - 9.15am    Probing valence and core excitons in molecules by coherent multidimensional UV and X-ray spectroscopy
                        Shaul Mukamel, UC Irvine

9.15 - 10.00am  Simulations of x-ray spectroscopies in correlated materials in the frequency and time-domains
                        Tom Devereaux, Stanford

10.00 - 10.30am Refreshment Break

10.30 - 11.15am  A New Generation of Modeling Highly Resolved Spectroscopies of Complex Materials: Cuprates, Topological Insulators and Pnictides
                         Arun Bansil, Northeastern University

11.15 - 12.00      Near-edge spectroscopies using the NIST Bethe-Salpeter Equation Solver (NBSE)
                         Eric Shirley, NIST

12.00 Lunch

Session IIi -        Chair: Tom Devereaux, Stanford

1.15 -  2.00pm    Many-electron effects on optical absorption spectra of doped and strained graphene
                         Li Yang, Washington University, St. Louis

2.00 - 2.45pm     Studies of core and valence ionization using the all-electron MCTDHF method
                         Dan Haxton, LBNL

2.45 - 3.15pm     Refreshment Break

3.15 - 4.00pm     Photo-excited states of condensed matter: The GW approach and beyond
                         Steven G. Louie, UC Berkeley

4.00 - 4.45pm     Time domain simulations for thousand atom organic systems
                         Lin-wang Wang, LBNL


4.45 - 5.30pm     Open Discussion of TIPS and Closing Remarks -- led by Arun Bansil and Zahid Hussain

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