YRM participants

The ETSF Young Researchers’ Meeting (YRM) is an annual workshop for postdocs, PhD students and Master students, who work on state-of-the-art theoretical and computational methods for the study of the electronic and optical properties of materials. It addresses problems and recent advances in method development, algorithms and implementations as well as applications to real materials.

Young researchers are given a chance to showcase their work, exchange ideas with others at their own level, learn novel techniques, start new collaborations, and improve their presentation skills.

The YRM 2017 will be held from June 5-9 at the ICIQ in Tarragona, Spain, and will host the following five topical sessions:

  • Structure prediction and phase transitions
  • Strongly correlated electrons and quantum magnetism
  • Electronic excitations
  • Vibrations and electron-phonon coupling
  • Quantum transport and electron dynamics

Keynote talks at the beginning of each session give the participants an overview of the field, introducing the theoretical framework, state-of-the-art methods and open questions.

In addition to the scientific sessions, the meeting will include a session on the future of scientific publishing with representatives from the newly founded SciPost and Quantum non-profit journals as well as one day dedicated to talks by researchers from the private sector, who will share their experience of working in a non-academic setting.