The meeting will be held in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy, from June 4th to June 8th 2018 and is focused on the all-electron electronic structure code RSPt. RSPt (Relativistic Spin Polarized toolkit) is a powerful computational suite based on the full-potential linear muffin-tin orbital (FP-LMTO) method. RSPt includes several post-DFT methods, as e.g. the self-interaction correction (SIC) and dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT), as well as tools to calculate inter-atomic exchange parameters or various types of spectroscopies, as e.g. photoemission spectroscopy (PES) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). The scope of this meeting is twofold. First, we intend to gather in the same place all RSPt developers and users, in order to increase the accessibility of more advanced tools, which are often of not immediate use. This exchange will be facilitated by hands-on tutorial sessions that will guide a beginner user from the most basic tasks to more advanced problems involving magnetism, heavy elements and strong-correlation physics. Second, this workshop is also an opportunity for planning next RSPt developments, with a special focus on spectroscopy and non-local correlations. The presence of selected guests outside the RSPt circle will favor a more dynamic exchange of ideas.

Major topics

RSPt school
magnetism and exchange interactions
solvers and local orbitals in DFT+DMFT
core-level spectroscopy
f-electron systems
complex oxides

Important dates

Feb 1st, 2018: registration opening
May 1st, 2018: registration closing
May 15th, 2018: final program
June 4th, 2018: arrival of participants
June 8th, 2018: departure of participants


Igor Di Marco (Uppsala University, APCTP Pohang)
Patrizia Monachesi (L'Aquila University)
Torbjörn Björkman (Åbo Akademi)
Oscar Grånäs (Uppsala University)

Confirmed list of invited speakers

Mebarek Alouani (IPCMS, Strasbourg)
Barbara Brena (Uppsala University)
Iulia Emilia Brumboiu (KAIST, Daejon)
Anna Delin (KTH, Stockholm)
Heike Herper (Uppsala University)
Jindrich Kolorenc (Czech Academy of Sciences)
Ann Mattsson (Los Alamos National Laboratories)
Jan Minar (Plzen University)
Lars Nordstrom (Uppsala University)
Silvia Picozzi (CNR-Spin, Chieti University)
Leonid Pourovski (Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau)
Gianni Profeta (L'Aquila University)
Biplab Sanyal (Uppsala University)
Michael Sekania (Augsburg University)
Weiwei Sun (Oak Ridge National Laboratories)
Patrik Thunstrom (Uppsala University)
John Wills (Los Alamos National Laboratories)

Igor Di Marco,
Jun 2, 2018, 9:56 AM