Ghana 2016

(Photos from the school can be found here.)

The fourth ASESMA school took place at the University of Ghana, Legon in Ghana from 13-24 June 2016. The local organizers were G.H. Gebreyesus, M. Egblewogbe, G.K. Nkrumah-Buandoh, all from the University of Ghana with participants from 13 different sub-Saharhan African countries.


The workshop will covered basic methodological aspects such as density functional theory, electronic structure, many-body methods such as DFT+U, BSE, GW and quantum Monte Carlo, as well as molecular dynamics. The hands-on sessions involved the application of these methods to the mechanical, dynamical, electronic, optical and magnetic properties of materials. Each participant engaged in a project on the application of the learned material to current problems in materials physics and chemistry.


O. Akin-Ojo. G. Amolo, N. Chetty, A. De Vita, E. Garfunkel, D. Joubert, R. Martin, N. Marzari, R. Scalettar, S. Scandolo


International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP) - South Africa

National Centre of Competence in Research MARVEL

The Thomas Young Centre

US Liaison Committee for IUPAP

The workshop program, participants and resources can be found here and some photos here.