Workshop Details
New Frontiers in Electron Correlation
07/27/2015 - 07/31/2015
Meeting Description:

To discuss truly new ideas in electronic structure theory that lie outside the conventional development of density functional theory and coupled cluster theory.

Once you have B3LYP and CCSD(T) what is left for electronic structure theory? This workshop will investigate a host of ideas and methods that lie beyond the conventional domains of density functional and coupled-cluster theory. In the last decade, significant progress has been made in longstanding problems of electron correlation, such as the refinement of R12 methods for the problem of inter-electronic cusp. At the same time many new ideas, which emerge from the intersection of quantum chemistry with condensed matter physics and quantum information theory, are appearing to tackle other major challenges of electronic structure, such as strong correlation. Some notable examples of these new ideas include tensor networks wave functions and determinant based Monte Carlo. Finally, the growth of quantum chemistry from molecular applications into new application domains, including condensed phase problems of liquids and solids raises new challenges for the traditional understanding of electron correlation in quantum chemistry.

What can we expect from electronic structure theory in the next few decades? What are the new directions? We propose to assemble a diverse group of theoreticians across multiple fields of electronic structure and related fields, from the United States and abroad, to discuss these issues. The relaxed workshop environment of the TSRC will provide an ideal setting for the kinds of cross-fertilizing discussions that we envision.

The meeting is by invitation only, and all delegates will be asked to give a talk.

The workshop cost includes two hot lunches catered on-site.


If you are interested in attending a meeting, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer about availability before registering. Most TSRC meetings are very small, typically only about 25 people

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Elementary School
447 West Columbia Ave Telluride CO 81435

New Frontiers in Electron Correlation Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Ayers, Paul McMaster University
Bande, Annika Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Chan, Garnet Princeton University
Evangelista, Francesco Emory University
Head-Gordon, Martin University of California
Kats, Daniel University of Stuttgart
Knizia, Gerald Pennsylvania State University
Kurashige, Yuki Institute for Molecular Science
Manby, Fred University of Bristol
Nooijen, Marcel University of Waterloo
Reichman, David Columbia
Scuseria, Gustavo Rice University
Sharma, Sandeep MPI-FKF
Sharma, Sandeep [2nd Reservation] MPI-FKF
Valeev, Edward Virginia Tech
Van Voorhis, Troy MIT
Wagner, Lucas University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Zhang, Shiwei College of William & Mary

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