This series of keynote lectures and tutorials focus on the calculation of the electronic structure and relevant properties of materials ranging from the basics up to some of the most advanced aspects of the field. The intrinsic and numerical accuracy, efficiency, and reproducibility of the underlying approximations will be discussed with a focus on density-functional theory (DFT), but also on quantum-chemistry methods and many-body perturbation theory. Throughout the event, we will reference the theory presented during the talks to their implementations in FHI-aims or external frameworks that integrate FHI-aims. The tutorials themselves will give the participants the opportunity to try and explore the presented content with FHI-aims.
We will adopt a virtual format for a total of 6 monthly tutorials. Each tutorial is planned as a 2-day event. The format consists of 2 one-hour keynote lectures by expert speakers combined with actual hands-on tutorials. Details about hardware and software requirements for the tutorials will be sent to registered participants prior to each of the events.