Faraday Discussion "New Horizons in Density Functional Theory"
On September 2 – 4 2020, the Faraday Discussion "New Horizons in Density Functional Theory" was held as an online event, chaired by Hylleraas Adjunct Professor Andy Teale and sponsored by the Hylleraas Centre. The Faraday Discussion, which was originally planned as a physical meeting at the University of Cambridge, attracted nearly 200 participants.
Prof. Andy Teale thanking the sponsors and members of the scientific committee at the opening of the Faraday Discussion. Photo: Trygve Helgaker
For over 100 years and 300 meetings, Faraday Discussions have been the forefront of physical chemistry. Many of these Discussions have become landmark meetings in their field. The Faraday Discussion "New Horizons in Density Functional Theory" brought together online nearly 200 researchers working on the development of density functional theory methods to examine today’s challenges.
The Faraday Discussion featured 19 speakers, selected by the scientific committee. Before the meeting, each speaker prepared a research paper that was distributed to the participants before the meeting. At the meeting, most of the time was devoted to a discussion of these papers, following a five-minute introduction by the speakers. During the discussions, all participants had the opportunity to aks questions and comment on the papers. A record of the discussions will be published together with the papers in the journal Faraday Discussions.
The meeting was divided into four sessions:
New density-functional approximations and beyond
Challenges for large scale simulation
Strong correlation in density-functional theory
New approaches to study excited states in density-functional theory
These sessions were bookended by an introductory lecture by Weitao Yang and Concluding Remarks by Andreas Savin.
The speakers were selected by the scientific committee, consisting of
Andrew Teale (Chair), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Emmanuel Fromager, Universite de Strasbourg, France
Paola Gori-Giorgi, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Trygve Helgaker, University of Oslo, Norway
Chris Kriton-Skylaris, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
David Tozer, Durham University, United Kingdom
All sessions and discussions were chaired by members of the scientific committee.
The Faraday Discussion was sponsored by the Hylleraas Centre and SCM Software for Chemistry & Materials.