The Psi-k 2015 Conference is the fifth in a series started in 1996 by the European electronic structure community. Every five years, this conference brings together the global community that is active in the science of electronic structure and properties of condensed matter. The conference is organized and supported by the Psi-k Network**, and its programme covers both the fundamental and theoretical aspects of electronic structure calculations, computational methods and tools, in addition to applications to fundamental scientific and industrial and societal challenges. The application areas of electronic property calculations range from condensed matter and materials physics to nanoscience, chemistry, geophysics and biology, the design and discovery of novel materials, their properties, and their performance in devices (that is, to harvest, store, and convert energy) and to engineer new states of matter to advance fundamental and applied sciences.
The Ψk-2015 conference will take place in San Sebastian, Spain, from September 6 to 10. Event registration takes place on Sunday, September 6th at 5:00 p.m., and the first scientific talk is scheduled for Monday, September 7 at 8:30 a.m. The program ends on Thursday, September 10 after lunch. The conference will be held at the Kursaal event centre, which is situated by the Bay of Biscay. Information about conference and travel logistics can be found in this site.
The conference program will be structured around plenary sessions, symposia and topical sessions, which are assembled by the Programme Committee with input from the Psi-k Steering Group and the Psi-k Working Groups.
Ψk-2015 aims to foster scientific exchange and outreach. With more than 1200 participants expected, it will be a key event in the field, offering an intensive but enjoyable atmosphere in addition to a chance to explore the coastal city of San Sebastian.
We look forward to an exciting conference and to seeing you in San Sebastian.
** Psi-K is a Europe-based worldwide network of researchers working on the advancement of first-principles computational materials science. Its mission is to develop fundamental theory, algorithms and codes to understand, predict, and design materials properties and functions. Theoretical condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics make up its scientific core. Applications encompass inorganic, organic, and bio-materials and span many diverse scientific, engineering, and industrial endeavours. The key activities of Psi-k are the organization of conferences, workshops, tutorials, and training schools, and to spread scientific thinking in society.