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TCM's Fiftieth Anniversary
On Tuesday 5th July 2005 TCM held a symposium to celebrate fifty years of existence as TCM (and formerly as the Solid State Theory Group).
Several distinguished academics were invited to give talks, and we heard from:
Prof David Thouless (Washington) Superfluidity in dense boson fluids and solids
Prof Rex Godby (York) Electronic structure: many-body physics from a wave-mechanics perspective
Prof Tom McLeish (Leeds) A random walk northwards from TCM with a few forks in the road
Dr Peter Haynes (TCM) Introducing ONETEP: linear-scaling density-functional theory with plane-waves
Prof Denis Weaire (Trinity College Dublin) Throwing shapes
The day was not limited to academic discussion. There was also an evening dinner at Jesus College, and, earlier in the afternoon, the obligatory birthday cake, shown below with Prof Heine, who was Head of Group for about twenty years.