The MSSC2022 will be a virtual workshop and the morning and the afternoon sessions will be run remotely - 19-23 September 2022.

 

The programme below is temporary and it may be subject to changes!

 

MORNING SESSIONS: Lectures

 
Monday  19/9/2022
Tuesday 20/9/2022
Wednesday 21/9/2022
Thursday 22/9/2022
Friday 23/9/2022
9:00 - 9:45

Introduction to QM Methods and the Key Role of Fock Exchange in CRYSTAL
N. Harrison

Electronic Structure of Solids: From the Electron Density to the Band Structure and Beyond
F. Corà 

Light-Matter Interaction: How to Model Linear and Non-linear Optical Properties
L. Maschio

Electron Correlation from a Wavefunction Approach: The CRYSCOR Project
R. Martinez-Casado

 

Electron Transport Properties
L. Maschio

9:45 - 10:30  

From Molecules to Materials: Periodic Boundary Conditions 
S. Casassa

Chemical Bonding in Materials: Topological Analysis of the Electron Density
J. Desmarais

Lattice Dynamics
A. Ferrari 

van der Waals Interactions in the DFT Framework
G. Brandenburg

 

Quantum Transport in Nano-junctions
A. Ferretti

  Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:35 Local Basis Sets for Solids
J. Laun

Mechanical Response of Materials: Pressure and Elasticity
M. Alfredsson

Strongly Anharmonic Systems with CRYSTAL
M. Calandra

How to Model Metal- Organic Frameworks with CRYSTAL
B. Civalleri

 

Relativistic Effects: From Spin-Orbit Coupling to Non-collinear DFT
J. Desmarais

11:35 - 12:20 How to Deal with Unpaired Electrons: Spin Density and Magnetic Systems
G. Mallia 

Predicting Physical Properties of Materials: A Crystallographer Perspective
A. Krawczuk

 

Virtual Poster Session Flash Talks

Exploiting Parallel Computing with CRYSTAL
I. Bush

Phonon Transport Properties
A. Karttunen

12:20 - 13:05  

How to Model Metals
K. Doll

 

How to Model Defects and Surfaces
G. Mallia

 

Virtual Poster Session Flash Talks

Tackling Size and Structural Complexity with CRYSTAL
M. Corno

Predictive simulation and materials characterisation
N. Harrison


AFTERNOON SESSIONS 

 

Basic tutorials + Wednesday Lectures

 
Monday 19/9/2022
Tuesday 20/9/2022
Wednesday 21/9/2022
Thursday 22/9/2022 Friday 23/9/2022

14:00 - 15:50

Geometry input

Total energy (Single-point)

Using Lattice Dynamics to Understand and Predict Bulk Material Properties
M. Ruggiero

Low-Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy of Molecular Crystal Polymorphs: Experiment and Theory
T. Korter

DLV: visulisation of structures and properties. 
B. Searle

MolDraw: intro
M. Corno

Geometry optimisation

CRYSTAL python workflow 
B. Camino

Basic modelling of surfaces

  Coffee Break Coffee Break  Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break

16:10 - 18:00

Basis set input & basis set editing

One-electron properties. 

Materials for Hydrogen Separation and Storage 
J. Vitillo

Excited states.
TD-DFT
L. Bernasconi

Vibrational frequencies Basic modelling of defects

 

Advanced tutorials + Wednesday Lectures

 
Monday 19/9/2022
Tuesday 20/9/2022
Wednesday 21/9/2022
Thursday 22/9/2022
Friday 23/9/2022

14:00 - 15:50

Advanced DFT
L. Dona'

TOPOND: electon densisty analysis
A. Cossard

 

Using Lattice Dynamics to Understand and Predict Bulk Material Properties
M. Ruggiero

Low-Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy of Molecular Crystal Polymorphs: Experiment and Theory
T. Korter

Virtual Poster Session: Flash Talks

Frequencies &  Spectra 
N. Marana

 

Electron Transport Properties 
E. Ascrizzi
  Coffee Break Coffee Break  Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break

16:10 - 18:00

Getting Visual
M. Corno

Equation of State and mechanical tensor properties
A. Erba
 

Materials for Hydrogen Separation and Storage 
J. Vitillo

Excited states.
TD-DFT
L. Bernasconi

Thermodynamics and phonons
C. Ribaldone

Magnetic properties
P. Restuccia