PhD Courses

Here is a list of all courses offered during the first year of the PhD program (A.Y. 2017/18).

Students must obtain a total of 34 credits within the first academic year and have to discuss a progress report in front of the faculty members within the end of October 2018. The courses are of three types, general (6 credits), advanced (4 credits) and topical (2 credits). Attending the lectures of general courses is strongly suggested.

Note: the starting/ending dates and the schedule of topical and advanced courses are indicative.

General Courses (6 credits)

Quantum Many Body Systems and Strongly Correlated Electrons
Teachers: Massimo Capone, Michele Fabrizio
Start: 09-10-2017 End: 21-12-2017 Room: 131
Schedule: Mon 8:30 - 11:00, Thu 8:30 - 11:00
Electronic structure and quantum simulation of materials
Teachers: Andrea Dal Corso, Stefano de Gironcoli
Start: 09-10-2017 End: 21-12-2017 Room: 131
Schedule: Mon 14:30 - 17:00, Thu 14:30 - 17:00
Computer simulation of condensed matter
Teachers: Sandro Sorella, Federico Becca
Start: 09-10-2017 End: 21-12-2017 Room: 131
Schedule: Tue 9:00 - 11:30, Wed 11:00 - 13:30
Statistical Mechanics and Critical Phenomena
Teachers: Giuseppe Santoro, Alessandro Silva
Start: 09-10-2017 End: 21-12-2017 Room: 131
Schedule: Tue 14:00 - 16:00, Wed 14:30 - 16:30
Quantum Mechanics Problems
Teachers: Stefano de Gironcoli, Emine Kucukbenli, Franco Pellegrini
Start: 09-10-2017 End: 20-12-2017 Room: 131
Schedule: Mon 11:00 - 13:30, Wed 8:30 - 11:00

Advanced Courses (4 credits)

Dynamical Mean-Field Theory: The method and the Mott transition
Teachers: Massimo Capone
Start: 01-03-2018 End: 30-04-2018 Room: 131
Schedule: Mon 8:30 - 11:00, Thu 8:30 - 11:00
Advanced Electronic structure and Quantum Simulations of Materials
Teachers: Andrea Dal Corso, Stefano de Gironcoli, Stefano Fabris
Start: 08-01-2018 End: 01-03-2018 Room: 131
Schedule: Mon 14:30 - 17:00, Thu 14:30 - 17:00
Understanding strongly correlated systems on a lattice by computer simulation
Teachers: Sandro Sorella
Start: 09-01-2018 End: 28-03-2018 Room: 131
Schedule: Tue 11:00 - 13:30, Tue 14:30 - 17:00
Advanced Many-body Physics: From weakly to strongly interacting Fermi systems
Teachers: Massimo Capone, Michele Fabrizio
Start: 08-01-2018 End: 29-03-2018 Room: 131
Schedule: Mon 8:30 - 11:00, Thu 8:30 - 11:00

Topical Courses (2 credits)

Scalar and fully relativistic pseudopotential theory
Teachers: Andrea Dal Corso
Start: 02-04-2018 End: 03-05-2018 Room: 131
Schedule: Mon 14:30 - 17:00, Thu 14:30 - 17:00
Introduction to group theory for molecules and solids
Teachers: Andrea Dal Corso
Start: 01-06-2018 End: 31-07-2018 Room: 131
Schedule: Thu 14:30 - 17:00
Auxiliary field quantum Monte Carlo method for electronic systems
Teachers: Sandro Sorella
Start: 05-02-2018 End: 23-02-2018 Room: 131
Schedule: TBA
Diffusion Monte Carlo for correlated electron systems and lattice regularization
Teachers: Sandro Sorella
Start: 05-03-2018 End: 16-03-2018 Room: 131
Schedule: TBA
Electronic Structure: from BlackBoard to Source Code
Teachers: Stefano de Gironcoli
Start: 07-05-2018 End: 18-05-2018 Room: 131
Schedule: Mon 8:30 - 11:00, Tue 8:30 - 11:00, Wed 8:30 - 11:00, Thu 8:30 - 11:00, Fri 8:30 - 11:00
Algorithmic differentiation and the optimization strategy in TurboRVB
Teachers: Sandro Sorella
Start: 02-04-2018 End: 20-04-2018 Room: 131
Schedule: Tue 11:00 - 13:30, Wed 14:30 - 17:00
Beyond DMFT: Cluster Methods, DFT+DMFT, diagrammatic expansions
Teachers: Massimo Capone
Start: 01-05-2018 End: 24-05-2018 Room: 131
Schedule: TBA
Quantum Many-Body Systems out of Equilibrium I
Teachers: Alessandro Silva
Start: 11-12-2017 End: 15-12-2017 Room: 131
Schedule: TBA
Quantum Many-Body Systems out of Equilibrium II
Teachers: Alessandro Silva
Start: 08-01-2018 End: 12-01-2018 Room: TBA
Schedule: TBA