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Date: Tue Mar 13 23:46:03 2018
Subject: 18.07.08 Summer School: "An Introduction to DFT" at Cornell University
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the summer school: "An Introduction to Density Functional Theory for Experimentalists" lead by 
Prof. Feliciano Giustino to be held under PARADIM at Cornell University, USA, between July 8, 2018 - July 14, 2018.

This is an ideal introduction to DFT for experimentalists and for theorists unfamiliar to the topic. There will be both theory 
lectures and hands-on sessions with an ab initio software.

Application deadline: March 15, 2018.

For more details and registration:

Materials Modeling - Feliciano Giustino - Professor of Materials Oxford University & Visiting Professor Cornell University
The goal of this Summer School is to introduce experimentalists (or theorists unfamiliar with DFT) to density-functional 
theory (DFT) calculations and first-principles materials modelling.

This course answers the basic questions: 
"Can DFT help me with my experimental problem? 
Which materials properties can be predicted and how reliable are the results? 
How difficult would it be to run the calculation that I need? 
Can I do this on my own or I better seek for help from the theory group next door?".

By the end of the school the participants will be able to perform basic DFT calculations in complete autonomy, and 
will have a better understanding of the current literature on atomistic modelling using DFT.

The course is articulated along three parallel tracks: theory lectures, practical lectures, and hands-on sessions. 
In the theory lectures we will introduce the conceptual background that is needed to understand the potential and 
the limitations of DFT in the context of materials modelling and design. The practical lectures are meant to guide 
the audience through the practical steps required for performing DFT calculations. In the hands-on sessions the 
participants will be running DFT calculations on selected materials in complete autonomy, with the lecturer and 
teaching assistants supervising the sessions.

Team-Based Materials Discovery - Lynne Vincent - Assistant Professor of Management Syracuse University
A team-based, multidisciplinary approach to materials-by-design is needed to increase the pace of new materials discovery. 
To that end, this course will also feature sessions designed to develop the team skills necessary to enable creative and 
productive collaborations among theorists, film/crystal growers, and microscopists / materials characterization experts. 
These sessions will bring an awareness to the challenges of team-based efforts and highlight strategies for reaping the 
benefits of collaborative work.

PARADIM (Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials) is a materials innovation 
platform led by Cornell University. It is an NSF mid-scale instrumentation program supported in the Division of Materials Research. 
PARADIM seeks to create new interface materials with designed properties that could transform next generation electronics. 
PARADIM, a partnership among Cornell University, Clark Atlanta University, Johns Hopkins University, and Princeton University, 
marks the beginning of a new PARADIM in materials discovery.

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Betul Pamuk

Research Associate
Cornell University
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