Materials Modelling Laboratory Seminars

Trinity Term 2012

Seminars are usually on Friday at 2pm in the Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre, Department of Materials (exceptions are noted below).

Seminar Organizers: Feliciano Giustino & Jonathan Yates, enquiries to

Friday 4th May, 2pm
Dr Nikitas Gidopoulos (ISIS-STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Progress at the interface of wave-function and density functional theories

Departmental Colloquium
Thursday 10th May, 4pm
Prof. Angel Rubio (Universidad del Pais Vasco UPV/EHU and Centro Mixto CSIC-UPV/EHU)
Photodynamics of nanostructures: a TDDFT approach to the weak and strong coupling regime?

Friday 18th May, 2pm
Prof. Martin Castell (Department of Materials, University of Oxford)
Characterisation of surfaces with atomic resolution: STM of oxide crystals, ultra-thin oxide films, and self-assembled molecular structures

Thursday 24th May, 2pm
Prof Robert M. Hanson (St. Olaf College, Minnesota, USA)
Visualization of periodic crystalline structure and wave functions using Jmol

Friday 25th May, 2pm
Dr Jeffrey Neaton (Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Exploring New Materials for Energy Applications with Theory and Computation

Friday 1st June, 2pm
Dr Roxana Margine (Department of Materials, University of Oxford)
Treatment of electron-phonon coupling anisotropy in superconductors

Tuesday 14th August, 2pm
Dr Abram van der Geest (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris)
Ab Initio treatment of the Purification of Carbon Nanotubes and Interfaces in Transistors