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FAST tutorials - Angel Rubio

ETH-FAST Fellow, May 14-16, 2019

Prof.  Dr. Angel Rubio
Managing director

Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
Theory Department

Bldg. 99 (CFEL)
Luruper Chaussee 149
22761 Hamburg

Simons Fellows Program: provide funds to faculty for up to a semester-long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations

 Tutorial topics: Time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT) and Many-Body Techniques (MBT).

Tuesday, May 14: 13:45 - 15:30, HPF G6, ETH-Hönggerberg, Zürich
Wednesday, May 15: 9:45 - 11:30, IFW A 32.1, ETH Link stop Haldenegg (location, floor plan)
Wednesday, May 15: 12:45 - 15:30, HPF G6, ETH-Hönggerberg, Zürich
Thursday, May 16: available for meetings (please inquire)

i.  Framing the lectures: addressing the many body problem by theoretical spectroscopy : introduction and examples and open questions
ii.  Theoretical Spectroscopy framework
iii  Introduction to Green’s functions:  Many Body Perturbation Theory (MBPT)
iv. The GW and BSE methods in MBPT
v.  Time dependent density functional theory (TDDFT): basic concepts
vi. TDDFT response functions and non-linear spectroscopies
vii  Recent extension of TDDFT: quantum electrodynamics DFT (QEDFT) : “new states of matter"  

The idea of the lectures is to present the modern concepts of theoretical spectroscopy and how those can be used to analyze and describe all kind of spectroscopies in the linear and non linear regimes. We will illustrate the main success and also highlight the open questions from a theoretical standpoint. We will also briefly present some of the recent advances in the description of correlated materials and nanostructures.

Introduction-slides (3.32 MB)
DFT-slides (6.36 MB)

TDDFT-slides (49.84 MB)

Short CV
Angel Rubio was born in Oviedo, Spain in 1965. He received his PhD in Physics in 1991 from the University of Valladolid (UVA). During his PhD studies, he spent time at several well-known universities in USA, Germany, UK, Spain and France. He also worked as a post-doctoral researcher at University of California at Berkeley. Between 1994 and 2001 he was an Associate Professor at the UVA.  Diverse Professorships at the École Polytechnique Paris-Saclay, the Freie Universität Berlin and the Université de Montpellier followed. After being appointed with a Full Professorship in 2001, he moved to San Sebastián and started at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as Chair of Condensed Matter Physics and director of the Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group. Presently he is the managing director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter and the director of its theory department. He is a distinguished professor of physics at the University of the Basque Country and a professor of physics at the University of Hamburg. He is one of the founders of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility and the originator of the widely used ab initio open-source project Octopus.
His research interests are rooted to the modeling and theory of electronic and structural properties of condensed matter as well as to the development of new theoretical tools to investigate the electronic response of materials, nanostructures, biomolecules and hybrid materials to external electromagnetic fields.  Rubio is acknowledged as pioneer and leader in the field of first-principles study of materials with many seminal contributions to electronic structure theory and theoretical materials science: including topical areas as graphene, carbon and BCN nanostructures, molecular junctions, complex and biological materials. Noteworthy is the predictive nature of his work, which often provided detailed quantitative predictions subsequently verified experimentally.

His research activity is internationally recognized and he has been awarded with numerous honors and prizes, including the 2018 Max Born Medal and Prize, the 2016 Medal of the Spanish Royal Physical Society, the 2014 Premio Rey Jaime I for basic research, the 2006 DuPont Prize in nanotechnology, the 2005 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation, and two European Research Council advanced grants, in 2011 and 2016. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the Academia Europaea, and a foreign associate member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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