
Electronic structure theoryThis course is aimed at giving a theoretical background behind stateoftheart methods for quantum simulations (e.g. VASP, CASTEP, etc.). A series of 10 lectures will be devoted to the basics of the solution of the electronic structure problem in solids using plane wave basis sets and allelectron techniques. The course is based on the book by R. M. Martin "Electronic Structure. Basic Theory and Practical Methods" (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004). The lectures introducing the methods will be complemented with computer exercises in which these methods will be applied. During these practical classes the students will run a few simulations using existing packages, like KKRASA and VASP, to apply the techniques discussed in the lectures and be acquainted with these packages. The course does not assume any previous knowledge in firstprinciples simulations. However, elementary knowledge in quantum physics is assumed.Contact: Igor Abrikosov, Professor, Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and Measurement Technology (IFM), Linköpings University SE581 83 Linköping Phone: +46(0)13285650 Office location: Fysikhuset, F310 email: Igor.Abrikosov@ifm.liu.se 