12-15 May 2020
Building 402
America/Chicago timezone

Preliminary schedule

Tuesday, May 12th

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to variational and diffusion Monte Carlo
  • Practical variational and diffusion Monte Carlo
  • Installing and Running QMCPACK
  • Hands-on lab session
  • NEXUS workflows
  • Hands-on lab session

Wednesday, May 13th

  • Periodic calculations and finite size corrections
  • Hands-on lab session
  • Overview of auxiliary field quantum Monte Carlo
  • Practical auxiliary field quantum Monte Carlo
  • New observables in auxiliary field quantum Monte Carlo
  • Hands-on lab session

Thursday, May 14th

  • Trial wavefunction selection and optimization
  • Orbital optimization in real space
  • Computing and analyzing observables: charge density, momentum distribution & density matrices
  • Hands-on lab session
  • User research talk
  • Poster session

Friday morning, May 15th

  • QMCPACK roadmap and discussion
  • Contributing to QMCPACK
  • Final Q&A
  • Open lab session for attendees to run their own problems
  • Workshop ends by midday