Density functional approaches for equilibrium and nonequilibrium quantum manybody effects on the nanoscale
Lecturer: Dr. Stefano Pittalis.
affiliation CNR NANO S3, Modena
Date: 22, 24, 26, 29, June and 1 July 2015
time & location: 15h to 17h, room A (L1.7) Physics Dpt.
The course is intended to provide a basic introduction to Density Functional Theory (DFT) and TimeDependent (TD) DFT.
At the end of the course, the students will be able to understand the typical applications of the discussed methods.
They will also obtain the basic information to access independently the scientific literature.
A preliminary knowledge of quantum mechanics  including an acquaintance with elementary concepts and tools of manybody perturbation theory and wavefunctionbased methods  would be preferable.
The course is divided into 2 parts (Part A is preliminary to Part B) of 4 lectures each, as follows:

 Part A (5 h)

 DFT formalism and basic theorems (1 h)

 Functionals in DFT (1 h)

 Methods, extensions, and typical applications (1 h)

 Practical session (2 h)


 Part B (5 h)

 TDDFT formalism and basic theorems (1 h)

 Functionals in TDDFT (1 h)

 Methods, extensions, and typical applications (1 h)

 Practical session (2 h)
