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Electronic Structure Discussion Group

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Two up spin atoms and one down spin atom in a trap. The solid red surface shows the strength of pairing and the excess up spin density by the blue net. Image courtesy of P.O. Bugnion, and G.J. Conduit.

The Electronic Structure Discussion Group (ESDG) is an informal meeting of researchers from the Cavendish Laboratory Theory of Condensed Matter (TCM) group and the Cambridge University Centre for Computational Chemistry (CUC3), together with their colleagues from the Earth Sciences (ES), Engineering (Eng) and Materials Science and Metallurgy (MSM) departments at Cambridge University. Various people from commutable universities in London also occasionally attend. Since its inception in 2001 by Mike Towler, over 250 meetings of the group have been held.

ESDG meetings are intended to promote the exchange of ideas between scientists who develop or use techniques such as density functional theory, quantum Monte Carlo, or quantum chemistry methods. Suitable subjects for presentations at ESDG meetings might include the development of novel electronic structure methods with greater accuracy or wider applicability, or the application of such methods to systems of scientific or technological importance, though we do encourage talks on any topic that people think may be of general interest to such an audience. The ESDG is currently organized by Joseph Nelson. Please contact him if you wish to volunteer for a talk, or if you have any questions or comments.

In the diary below, the names of speakers giving 40- and 20-minute talks are shown in red and green, respectively. ESDG meetings are on Wednesdays at 11:00am in the TCM Seminar room, top floor of the Mott Building, in the Cavendish Laboratory. See the getting here page for a map.

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