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ICAMM & VASP training school du 31 août au 7 septembre à Rennes

This is the fourth edition of a bi-annual conference gathering scientists from the fields of theoretical chemistry and physics, and who are interested in:


  • Using different calculation methods in order to understand properties like optical, electronic, magnetic, ferroelectric, piezoelectric, multiferroic, and catalytic, for advanced materials with applications in the field of energy storage and conversion, photovoltaics, memory storage, optoelectronics...;
  • Simulating electronic, optical and vibrational spectroscopy (XAS, EELS, XPS, IR/Raman, NMR ...).
  • Code developments (WIEN2k, VASP, FHI-AIMS, CASTEP, ABINIT, AIMPRO, SIESTA, Quantum ESPRESSO, OCTOPUS ...) and new implementations in semi-empirical and/or first-principles approaches.


  • Prof. Peter Blaha, TU Vienna, Institute of Materials Chemistry, Austria
  • Prof. Jeroen van den Brink, University of Dresden, Germany
  • Prof. Xavier Gonze, University of Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
  • Prof. Georg Kresse, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Prof. Ingrid Mertig, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • Prof. Silvia Picozzi, CNR-SPIN, UOS L'Aquila, Italy
  • Prof. Kazu Suenaga, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
  • Dr. Lionel Truflandier, Université de Bordeaux, ISM, France
  • Prof. Anton Van der Ven, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Prof. Chris Van de Walle, University of California, USA
  • Prof. Alex Zunger, University of Colorado, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, USA

VASP training school – August 31-September 3, 2016 - Rennes, France

This VASP training school deals with density functional (DFT) calculations using the Vienna Ab-initio Simulation Package. VASP is one of the most popular electronic structure codes performing ab-initio quantum-mechanical molecular dynamics (MD) using pseudopotentials and a plane wave basis set.

The training school is a unique opportunity to learn the use, power and limitations of the package with the tutoring of the authors and developers of the code. The activities will be aimed at graduate students and researchers from industry and academia. The only pre-requisite is to have a basic knowledge of solid state physics, and chemistry.

The training school covers three aspects:

  • Introduction to DFT and plane wave/pseudopotential methods
  • Applications using VASP code (and related methods)
  • Lectures on and exercises with VASP

More information: icamm2016.sciencesconf.org

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