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Density functional approaches for equilibrium and non-equilibrium quantum many-body 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 Time-Dependent (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 many-body perturbation theory and wavefunction-based 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)
    1. DFT formalism and basic theorems (1 h)
    2. Functionals in DFT (1 h)
    3. Methods, extensions, and typical applications (1 h)
    4. Practical session (2 h)
  • Part B (5 h)
    1. TDDFT formalism and basic theorems (1 h)
    2. Functionals in TDDFT (1 h)
    3. Methods, extensions, and typical applications (1 h)
    4. Practical session (2 h)