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Schedule and Information


This event is a workshop, with hands-on user sessions, on the GW and GW-BSE approaches using the BerkeleyGW package will be held Jan 4-6 2017, at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's NERSC Facility. The target audience for the workshop are graduate students, postdocs, and researchers who are interested in learning about or sharpening their skills on ab initio calculations of many-electron effects in excited-state properties of condensed matter. Additionally, attendees will have a number of opportunities to influence/interact with the BerkeleyGW team and to share their excited state research efforts.

There will be an advanced track for previous attendees along with the ability to present your own research using GW+BSE techniques via a contributed talk. We highly encourage you to participate.

The BerkeleyGW Package is a set of computer codes that calculates the quasiparticle properties and the optical responses of a large variety of materials from bulk crystals to molecules and nanostructures such as slabs, sheets, tubes, wires, and dots. The package takes as input the mean-field results such as the Kohn-Sham DFT eigenvalues and eigenvectors computed from commonly available electronic structure codes such as PARATEC, PARSECQuantum ESPRESSOSIESTA, Octopus, or TBPW (aka EPM) etc...

The 2.5 day workshop will cover basic GW/BSE theory, features of the BerkeleyGW package, and detailed examples of using the BerkeleyGW package in conjunction with the above mentioned DFT packages. In particular, connections to the real-space code PARSEC and planewave code PARATEC are made.

There is no registration fee, but attendees must register and be confirmed to access LBNL. You may register at the following link:


Mauro Del Ben, LBNL, Jack Deslippe, LBNL, Felipe Jornada, UC Berkeley, Steven G. Louie, UC Berkeley, Diana Qiu, UC Berkeley, David Strubbe, UC Merced


Rm 3101 Bld 59 Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
1 Cyclotron Rd
Berkeley, CA

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