Mainz-Kobe joint workshop

Mainz-Kobe joint workshop on "Solving the Full Configuration Interaction Problem"

 November 26 - 27
Place: RIKEN center for computational science (R-CCS)

The workshop is intended to bring together scientists who are actively working on the full configuration interaction problem, to foster an exchange of the different ideas, and to initiate collaborations. Every participant is expected to deliver a presentation and there will be ample time for discussions.

Confirmed speakers:
Ali Alavi (MPI for Solid State Research & University of Cambridge)
Nick Blunt (University of Cambridge)
Janus Juul Eriksen (University of Mainz)
Francesco A. Evangerista (Emory University)
Jürgen Gauss (University Mainz)
Piotr Piecuch (Michigan State University)
Andreas Savin (Sorbonne University)
Jeffery B. Schriber (Emory University)
Sandeep Sharma (University of collorado)
Seiichiro L. Ten-no (Kobe University)
Wataru Uemura (R-CCS)
Cyrus Umrigar (Cornell University)
*The speakers from the US are attending via teleconference.

26 November        
Opening 13:30 13:40    
  13:40 14:20 Nick Blunt A more efficient approach to FCIQMC through preconditioning
  14:20 15:00 Ali Alavi Similarity transformations in FCIQMC
Coffee Break 15:00 15:30    
  15:30 16:10 Seiichiro L. Ten-no Full coupled cluster reduction
  16:10 16:50 Andreas Savin
Correcting multi-reference calculations with density functionals or by extrapolation
  16:50 17:20 Wataru Uemura Antisymmetrized Geminal Powers with Larger Chemical Basis Sets
 Dinner & Discussion 18:00 20:00    
27 November        
USA Teleconference Session 9:00 9:40 Francesco Evangelista Recent developments in adaptive methods for strongly correlated electrons
-14hours in Atlanta
10:20 Jeff Schriber Combining selected CI with many-body theories of dynamical correlation
-14hours in Ithaca 10:30
11:10 Cyrus Umrigar Semistochastic heatbath configuration interaction method and applications
-16hours in Denver 11:10
11:50 Sandeep Sharma Extending selected CI and overcoming its shortcomings
 Lunch & Discussion 11:50 13:30    
-14 hours in Michigan 13:30 14:10 Piotr Piecuch Toward Exact Quantum Chemistry by Combining Stochastic Wave Function Sampling and Deterministic Coupled-Cluster Computations
  14:10 14:50 Jürgen Gauss MBE-FCI: Motivation and Introduction
  14:50 15:30 Janus Juul Eriksen MBE-FCI: Details, Scope, and Potential
Closing  15:30 15:40    

Jürgen Gauss
Seiichiro L. Ten-no

Local organizer:
Takahito Nakajima (

The sponsorship:
Kobe University
University of Mainz
MEXT (Priority Issue 5 on Post-K computer)