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First ab initio thermodynamic results for warm dense matter obtained

Tobias Dornheim, Simon Groth, Travis Sjostrom, Fionn D. Malone, W.M.C. Foulkes and Michael Bonitz,
Ab initio Quantum Monte Carlo simulation of the warm dense electron gas in the thermodynamic limit,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 156403 (2016) | link | arXiv:1607.08076
Pressemitteilung der CAU Kiel | Press Release of Imperial College London

New grants for supercomputing time

September 2016: Michael Bonitz is awarded two grants for computing time at the Hochleistungsrechenzentrum Nord (HLRN). The awards grant the Bonitz group 1360 kNPL for supercomputing applications in strongly coupled plasmas and warm dense matter and are worth 360.000 Euros.

International Conference "Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems"

will be held at Kiel University, July 30 - August 4 2017
organized by Michael Bonitz
First announcement
Conference page and registration
previous conference

International Conference "Quo vadis - complex plasmas"

organized by the Collaborative Research Center TRR 24
Bucerius Law School Hamburg, August 1-4 2016
click here for information and application.

Fifth Summer Institute "Complex plasmas"

organized by the Collaborative Research Center TRR 24
Kiel University, August 8-13 2016
click here for information and application.

Nano physics Phd award

Hauke Thomsen
wins the prize for the "Best Phd thesis in the field of Nano Physics" awarded annualy by Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS) for his thesis Melting Processes and Laser Manipulation of Strongly Coupled Yukawa Systems

Editors' Pick

The paper Molecular dynamics simulation of gold cluster growth during sputter deposition by Jan Willem Abraham, Thomas Strunksus, Franz Faupel, and Michael Bonitz, J. Appl. Phys. 119, 185301 (2016)
was highlighted by the Journal of Applied Physics as Editors' Pick

Agreement of collaboration

June 9 2016: Kiel University and the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology e.V. (INP) signed an agreement of collaboration
Current focus is on the joined development of plasma and plasma-surface simulations.
Press release of Kiel University | INP press release

Best Phd thesis award

Hauke Thomsen
wins one of two awards for the "Best Phd thesis" of the Kiel Physics Department in 2015 for his thesis Melting Processes and Laser Manipulation of Strongly Coupled Yukawa Systems

Best Poster award

Tobias Dornheim
wins the "Best Theory Poster" award for his contribution Thermodynamic Fermionic Monte Carlo Simulations of Continuous Systems without Fixed Nodes
at the DPG-AMOP Spring conference 2016 in Hannover
Co-authors are Tim Schoof, Simon Groth, and Michael Bonitz

New book publication "Quantum Kinetic Theory", 2nd edition

Michael Bonitz, Springer 2015

Springer Link including table of contents | book flyer

Best Poster award

Niclas Schlünzen
wins the "Best Poster" award for his contribution Dynamics of strongly correlated fermions - first principle results for two and three dimensions, (with co-authors Sebastian Hermanns, Michael Bonitz and Claudio Verdozzi)
at the Workshop Isolated many-body quantum systems out of equilibrium: from unitary time evolution to quantum kinetic equations
(599th WE-Heraeus-Seminar), December 2015 in Bad Honnef

Breakthrough in the ab initio simulation of electrons in warm dense matter conditions

Pressemitteilung der CAU Kiel | Press Release of Kiel University

Tim Schoof, Simon Groth, Jan Vorberger, and Michael Bonitz,
Ab initio thermodynamic results for the degenerate electron gas at finite temperature
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 130402 (2015) | local pdf-file | Supplementary material arXiv:1502.04616

Workshop "Isolated many-body quantum systems out of equilibrium: from unitary time evolution to quantum kinetic equations"
(599th WE-Heraeus-Seminar)

was organized by Masud Haque, Stefan Kehrein and Michael Bonitz,
November 30 - December 3 2015, Bad Honnef
link to workshop web page | high resolution poster

Conference "Progress in Nonequilibrium Greens Functions VI"

the conference was organized by Claudio Verdozzi, Andreas Wacker and Carl-Olof Almbladh and held in Lund, Sweden
August 17-21 2015
Link to the conference page
For earlier conferences and proceedings click here

Best Poster award

Tim Schoof
wins the "Best Poster" award for his contribution Configuration path integral Monte Carlo simulations of the degenerate homogeneous electron gas (with co-authors Simon Groth, Jan Vorberger and Michael Bonitz)
at the CECAM workshop Stochastic Wavefunction Methods in Quantum Chemistry, Electronic Structure Theory and Condensed Matter Physics, April 21-24 2015 in Lausanne


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