7th Workshop on Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory: Prospects and Applications

September 20, 2016 to September 23, 2016
Location : CECAM-ES


  • Alberto Castro (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Angel Rubio (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany)
  • Eberhard K.U. Gross (Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle/Saale, Germany)
  • Fernando Nogueira (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
  • Neepa Maitra (Hunter College of the City University of New York , USA)






The Workshop will address, among others, the following questions:

o What are the necessary models to address spin dynamics in materials, and how do they work?
o Can TDDFT be employed to study the novel time-resolved ultrafast spectroscopies?
o How can improve our understanding of electron-ion coupling at a fundamental level, going beyond Born-Oppenheimer?
o What is the state-of-the-art of the current approximations to the exchange-and-correlation functionals, both for ground-state and excited-states problems?
o What are the current experimental advances that require ab-initio modeling?
o In the field of photo-voltaics, what is the current state-of-the-art from an industrial view-point? How can the theory help?
o How can TDDFT and a quantized description of the electromagnetic field be merged?
o What is the current relation of TDDFT with more advanced many-body schemes, such as Bethe-Salpeter?


[1] "Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory", edited by M. A. L. Marques, C. A. Ullrich, F. Nogueira, A. Rubio, K. Burke, and E. K. U. Gross, Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 706 (Springer, Berlin, 2006).
[2] "Fundamentals of Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory", edited by M. A. L. Marques, N. Maitra, F. M. S. Nogueira, E. K. U. Gross, and A. Rubio, Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 837 (Springer, Berlin, 2012).
[3] "Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory. Concepts and Applications", Carsten A. Ullrich (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012).
[4] E. Runge, and E. K. U. Gross, "Density-Functional Theory for Time-Dependent Systems", Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 997 (1984).
[5] M. A. L. Marques and E. K. U. Gross, "Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory", Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 55, 427 (2004).