|17th ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations: Advanced Greens function methods|
M. Gruning et al.
Date: October 2, 2012 to October 5, 2012
Location: Coimbra (Portugal)
Since its first edition in 1995, the ETSF (former Nanoquanta) workshop has pioneered a new vision of theoretical electronic structure, through the appellation theoretical spectroscopy. The success of this framework, uniting several different communities of theorists around the quantities of interest to experimentalists, is by now patent. There is by now a community, far wider than the ETSF itself, which has adopted this banner. Several series of conferences, in particular under the auspices of CECAM, now cover different aspects of theoretical spectroscopy, its applications, and different simulation tools. Through it all the ETSF workshop has continued to be a precious opportunity for meeting and discussion within the theoretical spectroscopy community, providing systematic cross-fertilization with all major research groups in the field.The 2012 ETSF workshop will return to the fundamentals of theoretical spectroscopy, providing the in-depth coverage of Green’s function, perturbative, and non-perturbative theories which is necessary to push the field forward. It is thanks to this type of workshop that students receive solid and complete foundations in many-body and excited-state theory, and that experts have the time and opportunity to foster cutting-edge collaborations. ETSF 2012 will address many-body perturbation theory (GW, BSE), time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT), quantum chemical methods and quantum transport (equilibrium and non-equilibrium). Experts both from within and outside the ETSF will be convened, and sessions will be followed by round-table format discussions, which have proven popular in past editions, and maximize exchange and collaboration.