QMC Training Program

The training program offered July 14 – 18, 2014 introduces fundamentals of QMC theory, recent developments in methods and applications in physics, chemistry and materials sciences. July 14 – July 18, 2014 Hosted by Argonne Leadership Computing Facility The “Network for ab initio many-body methods” and ANL is organizing a training program on quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) simulations of real materials. The training will introduce fundamentals of QMC theory, recent developments in methods and applications in physics, chemistry and materials sciences. It will provide hands-on tutorials using QMCPACK, an open-source QMC package, and Mira, Argonne’s 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q. The QMC method is one of the most accurate electronic structure methods, providing an important computational tool for doing many-body calculations for a broad range of electronic systems, from weakly bound molecules to strongly correlated solids. The members of the Network for ab initio many-body methods are QMC experts and developers of QMC methods, algorithms and of the QMCPACK software. They will serve as lecturers and tutors during the hands-on laboratory sessions. The participants can interact with the instructors throughout...

Interested?