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Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

Time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT) provides an efficient, elegant, and formally exact way of describing the quantum dynamics of systems of many interacting electrons, circumventing the need for solving the full time-dependent Schrödinger equation. In the years since it was first rigorously established in 1984, TDDFT has made rapid and significant advances both formally as well as in terms of successful applications in chemistry, physics and materials science. The purpose and scope of this Gordon Research Conference is to provide a platform for discussing the current state of the art of this rapidly progressing, highly interdisciplinary field, to identify and debate open questions, and to point out new promising research directions. The conference brings together both users and developers of TDDFT methods with a diverse background in (bio)chemistry, physics, and materials science. Among the covered topics are excitation energies and the photochemistry of complex molecular and biological systems, dynamics and optical spectroscopy of clusters, nanocrystals and materials, ultrafast processes and coherent control, atoms and molecules in strong fields, van der Waals interactions, and transport through nanostructures and molecular electronics.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series was related to the "Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2013 Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory Aug 11-16 University of New England Neepa T. Maitra
Eberhard K.U. Gross
2011 Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory Aug 14-19 University of New England Filipp Furche
Troy Van Voorhis
2009 Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory Jul 5-10 Colby-Sawyer College Miguel A. L. Marques
Angel Rubio
2007 Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory Jul 15-20 Colby College Carsten A. Ullrich
Kieron Burke
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