July 31 - August 9, 2018

HoW exciting! Workshop on excitations in solids
HoW exciting! 2018 consists of two closely related events, a hands-on tutorial and an international workshop about excitations in solids.

Hands-on tutorial on excitations in solids (July 31 - August 5, 2018)

This tutorial offers young scientists the opportunity to practice with hands-on exercises with the software package exciting. These exercises will guide participants through the topics addressed in the subsequent workshop: From the basics of DFT to advanced topics, such as time-dependent DFT and many-body perturbation theory, as well as to their applications to real materials.

Workshop on excitations in solids (August 6-9, 2018)

Excitations in solids are among the most exciting phenomena in condensed-matter physics. In this context, the electronic-structure approach within density-functional theory (DFT) is the first level in a hierarchical set of models which are needed to quantitatively describe and understand these phenomena in real materials. The relationship of the different computational techniques and domains of applicability is still a challenging task. At the same time, advances in theoretical and computational methods go hand in hand with the progresses in experimental techniques.



Location: Lise-Meitner-Haus
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin


October 23-26, 2018

The Workshop on Advanced Spectroscopy of Organic Materials for Electronic Applications
The series of biannual ASOMEA-workshops began in 2001 as a meeting of Swedish and Japanese scientists working with spectroscopic techniques and theoretical modeling for a better understanding of organic electronic materials and related interfaces. Around 50-60 participants primarily from Sweden, Japan, and Germany but also from other countries across the world are expected.

Scientific Topics:
  • Spectroscopy of Molecular Liquids, Solids and Interfaces
  • UV and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopies/Microscopies
  • X-ray Absorption and Emission Spectroscopies
  • Time-resolved/Multi-colored Spectroscopies
  • Ambient Pressure/Operando Spectroscopies
  • and more
Time: October 23-26  


Location: Schluchsee, Germany