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JAIST Winter School 2013 on "Quantum Monte Carlo Electronic Structure Calculation" was held on February 18 - 22, 2013 at Jaist Ishikawa Campus

The winter school aimed at the advanced electronic structure calculations using contemporary Quantum Monte Carlo technique applied to the many-body wavefunction evaluations. Interactive lectures including hands-on tutorials are provided by four external lecturers, Dr. Neil Drummond (Lancaster University, U.K.), Dr. Pablo Lopez Rios (Cambridge University, U.K.), Dr. John Trail (Cambridge University, U.K.), and Dr. Ching-Ming Wei (Academia SINICA, Taiwan). Young participants were widely invited from Iran, Australia (Zimbabwean), Korea, India, Russia, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa (Nigerian), China, Cameroon, Singapore (Taiwanese), Thailand, and Indonesia. Starting from the concept of ab-initio electronic structure calculations, the lectures include fundamentals of statistic estimations, theories of electronic correlations, essense of density functional theory, and advanced many-body wavefunction theories. We could offer a good opportunity for young promising students to learn agenda on adjacent fields and to exchange their worldwide comradeship.

Schedule:

## 2/17 Sunday

Participants arrive (partly)

21.30pm-23.00pm/Ryo Maezono/PC settings

## 2/18 Monday

Participants arrive (partly)

12.40am - 13.40; Welcome Lunch at JAIST Cafeteria

14.00pm - 15.00pm; registration

15.00pm - 15.10pm / Ryo Maezono / School Opening

15.10pm - 16.40pm / Pablo Lopez Rios / QMC basics

19.00pm - 20.00pm / Dinner (Serai)

20.00pm - 21.30pm / Ryo Maezono / PC settings

## 2/19 Tuesday

10.00am - 11.30am / Neil Drummond / CASINO-intro

11.40am - 13.10pm / Pablo and Neil / PRACTICAL

compiling CASINO (Pablo),

CASTEP->CASINO demonstration (Neil)

14.00pm - 14.30pm / Campus tour (Ryo Maezono)

14.30pm - 15.40pm / John Trail / Statistics in QMC

15.50pm - 17.20pm / Pablo / Basic use of CASINO

19.00pm - 20.00pm / Dinner (Serai) / **Banquet

20.00pm - 21.30pm / Pablo Lopez Rios / Scaling and performance of QMC

## 2/20 Wednesday

10.00am - 11.30am / Neil / Jastrow+optimisation

11.40am - 13.10pm / Neil / PRACTICAL: Optimisation

14.00pm - 15.00pm / Ryo / Labo Tour I (Ryo Maezono)

15.00pm - 16.00pm / Neil Drummond / Solid state calculations

15.00pm - 17.20pm / John Trail / Pseudopotentials

19.00pm - 20.00pm / Dinner (Serai)

20.00pm - 21.30pm / Ching-Ming Wei/QMC research

## 2/21 Thursday

10.30am - 17.00pm / Excursion (see below for details)

19.00pm - 20.00pm / Dinner (Serai)

20.00pm - 21.30pm / Ching-Ming Wei / Applications using QMC

## 2/22 Friday

10.00am - 11.30am / Pablo / Wave functions beyond Slater-Jastrow

11.40am - 13.10pm / Neil / PRACTICAL: Finite-size effects

14.00pm - 15.00pm / Ryo Maezono / Labo tour II (experimental)

15.00pm - 16.00pm / Neil / DMC

15.50pm - 17.20pm / John / Forces and other expectation values

19.00pm - 20.00pm / Dinner (Serai)

21.30pm - 23.00pm / ALL / Q&A session

Local Organizer;

Ryo Maezono, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D. JAIST.

Local Staff

M. Fujita, Tack Uyeda, Mitz Imermula, K. Hongo, Ken Hayaschi

Lecturers;

John Trail (U.K.)

Neil Drummond (U.K.)

Pablo Lopez Rios (U.K.)

Ching-Ming Wei (Taiwan)

Ryo Maezono (Japan)

International Advisors;

Mike D. Towler (U.K.)

Richard J. Needs (U.K.)

Venue:

Collaboration Room 7, 5F of School of Information Science Building II,

JAIST (1-1 Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan/Japan Advance Inst. of Sci. and Tech.)

Accommodation/Night Sessions;

Nomi Community &Training Center "Serai"(Ha147-1, Ishiko,Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan)

http://nomi-serai.jp(only in Japanese)

Website:

http://www.jaist.ac.jp/is/labs/maezono-lab/wiki/?WinterSchool2013

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