Computational Challenges in Nuclear and Many-­Body Physics

132:028 (Nordita, Stockholm)


Nordita, Stockholm

Alexander Balatsky (Nordita) , Chong Qi (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) , Jorge Dukelsky (Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC) , Ramon Wyss (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) , Roberto Liotta (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)


Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden


Advanced theoretical methods play a central role in answering the key questions of many-body physics. We intend in this Program to discuss and compare such methods as are being applied at present in nuclear physics, condensed matter, cold atoms and quantum chemistry. The problems faced in these fields at present are focused in the development of new methods and in the improving of existing techniques to achieve an understanding of existing experimental data and in predicting with high reliability new properties and processes. All this requires computation techniques and methods which at present seems to be dispersed in the various fields that we intend to discuss in this workshop. We propose this workshop as a mean to bring together all these related communities with the goal of creating an enriching dialog across the disciplines.

[Timetable - available from start of the program]


The program will be composed of a one-week conference and a three-week focus workshop. The conference will give an overview on the new developments in the field of many-body studies and the computational and theoretical challenges. The advanced workshop will last three weeks. Each of these three weeks will be focused on a specific topic. We aim at having 2-3 presentations a day during the workshop, and giving enough free time for discussions and project work.

September 15-19 Conference
Sept. 22 - Oct. 10 Workshop


  • Status of on-going and planed large-scale experimental projects and the theoretical challenge
  • Configuration interaction approaches in many-body physics
  • Mean field models and energy density functional theory (Symmetry breaking and restorations)
  • Coupled-cluster theory
  • Clustering in many-body systems
  • Continuum and open quantum systems
  • Quantum Monte Carlo approaches
  • Density matrix renormalization Group and Tensor Networks
  • Simple aspects of complex matter
  • Biophysics and medical physics
  • Numerical approaches to correlated matter and implementations of novel and future hardwares


Please notice that the registration is formally closed and only invited speakers are allowed to register for the time being.

If you want to apply for participation in the program, please fill in the application form. You will be informed by the organizers shortly after the application deadline whether your application has been approved. Due to space restrictions, the total number of participants is strictly limited. (Invited speakers are of course automatically approved, but need to register anyway.)

Application deadline: 14 April 2014

The online registration is closed!

A minimum stay of one working week is required and we encourage participants to stay for a period of at least two weeks.

There is no registration fee.

Confirmed participants

(updated on 2014-07-31)
Prof. ALHASSID, Yoram
Mr. ARZHANOV, Alexander
Prof. AYERS, Paul
Prof. BERTSCH, George
Prof. BISHOP, Raymond
Prof. BULGAC, Aurel
Dr. CARLSON, Joseph
Mr. CHEN, Tao
Prof. CIVITARESE, Osvaldo
Prof. DELION, Doru Sabin
Prof. DRUT, Joaquin
Mr. DUGUET, Thomas
GAO, Zao-Chun
Dr. GILBRETH, Christopher
Dr. GRASSO, Marcella
Dr. GUAN, Xin
Prof. GUIDRY, Mike
Dr. HOLT, Jason
Prof. HOROI, M.
Prof. HOROWITZ, Charles
Dr. IDINI, Andrea
Dr. ISAEV, Leonid
Prof. JUILLET, Olivier
Prof. LEE, Dean
Prof. LEGEZA, Örs
Mr. LEPRéVOST, Alexandre
Prof. MANOLESCU, Andrei
Dr. MARIS, Pieter
Prof. MENG, Jie
Dr. MICHEL, Nicolas
Prof. MIZUSAKI, Takahiro
Prof. ORTIZ, Gerardo
Prof. PFANNKUCHE, Daniela
Prof. PIECUCH, Piotr
Prof. POLLET, Lode
Prof. REN, Zhongzhou
Prof. ROBLEDO, Luis
SAMBATARO, Michelangelo
Prof. SATUłA, Wojciech
Prof. SCHUCK, Peter
Prof. SCUSERIA, Gustavo
Prof. SPALDIN, Nicola
Prof. SUHONEN, Jouni
Prof. SUN, Yang
Prof. SUZUKI, Toshio
Prof. SUZUKI, Yasuyuki
Prof. XIAO, Zhigang
Prof. XU, Furong
Dr. YANNOULEAS, Constantine
Dr. YDREFORS, Emanuel
Dr. YUAN, Cenxi
Prof. ZHANG, Feng-Shou
Prof. ZHANG, Shiwei
Prof. ZHAO , Yu-Min
Prof. ZHOU, Shan-Gui
ZUKER, andress

Travel Reimbursement

It is hoped that we will have some money to cover travel expenses (but no per diem) for programme participants. If you are interested in such a grant, please mark the corresponding field in the application form, briefly summarize your interest in the program in the comments field, and indicate an estimation of your expected travel expenses. Since only a limited number of grants is available, decision concerning the grants will be made on a case-by-case basis and you will be notified shortly after the application deadline.


Nordita provides a limited number of rooms in the Stockholm apartment hotel BizApartments free of charge for accepted program participants.

Sponsored by:

Nordita Swedish Research Council

Nordic advisors

This program would not have been possible without the help from our Nordic colleagues including

Dmitri Fedorov (Aarhus University)
Christian Forssén (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg)
Vidar Gudmundsson (University of Iceland, Reykjavik)
Morten Hjorth-Jensen (University of Oslo)
Jouni Suhonen (University of Jyväskylä)
Ramon Wyss (KTH, Stockholm)

1st Circular
  • Adrian Ortega
  • Alexander Arzhanov
  • Alexander Balatsky
  • Alexandre Leprévost
  • Andrea Idini
  • Annica Black-Schaffer
  • Aurel Bulgac
  • Cenxi Yuan
  • Charles Horowitz
  • Christopher Gilbreth
  • Constantine Yannouleas
  • Daniela Pfannkuche
  • David Abergel
  • Dean Lee
  • Doru Sabin Delion
  • Emanuel Ydrefors
  • Feng-Shou Zhang
  • Frank Verstraete
  • Furong Xu
  • Gabriel Martinez-Pinedo
  • George Bertsch
  • Giancarlo Calvanese Strinati
  • Gustavo Scuseria
  • Hoshang Heydari
  • Jan Dufek
  • Jason Holt
  • Jie Meng
  • Joaquin Drut
  • Jonas Kjall
  • Jonas Larson
  • Jorge Dukelsky
  • Joseph Carlson
  • Jouni Suhonen
  • Kai Neergård
  • Konstantin Zakharchenko
  • Lode Pollet
  • Luca Messina
  • Luis Robledo
  • M. Horoi
  • Mats Wallin
  • Mikael Fremling
  • Mike Guidry
  • Mohamed Bourennane
  • Nicola Spaldin
  • Nicolae Sandulescu
  • Nicolas Michel
  • Olivier Juillet
  • Osvaldo Civitarese
  • Paul Ayers
  • Peter Schuck
  • Pieter Maris
  • Piotr Piecuch
  • Po-Liang Liu
  • Ramon Wyss
  • Raymond Bishop
  • Roberto Liotta
  • Samuel A. Giuliani
  • Shan-Gui Zhou
  • Shiwei Zhang
  • Stanislav Borysov
  • Stijn De Baerdemacker
  • Takahiro Mizusaki
  • Tao Chen
  • Thomas Duguet
  • Thomas Papenbrock
  • Toshio Suzuki
  • Vidar Gudmundsson
  • Wojciech Satuła
  • Xin Guan
  • Yang Sun
  • Yaron Kedem
  • Yasuyuki Suzuki
  • Yoram Alhassid
  • Yu Zhang
  • Yu-Min Zhao
  • Zao-Chun Gao
  • Zhigang Xiao
  • Örs Legeza