2019 QUAPITAL Summer School

The 2019 QUAPITAL Summer School will take place on September 30 – October 4, 2019, at the Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia. Registration is open and a registration form is available at https://quapital.eu/index.php?id=105 , where one can also find a preliminary schedule and other useful information. The registration deadline is set to September 16, 2019 but please register as soon…

Quantum Monte Carlo many-body methods: introduction and recent progress

seminar by prof. Lubos Mitas / North Carolina State University July 15, 2019 at 10:30 in SA1A1 (P1) lecture hall, Institute of Physics, Park Angelinum 9, Košice I will present a short introduction into the electronic structure quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) based on sampling of particles coordinates. These methods typically employ fixed-node approximations to deal with the fermion signs. I will show  examples of current…

SI base units redefinition

A redefinition of SI base units is scheduled to come into force on 20 May 2019. The kilogram, ampere, kelvin, and mole will then be defined by setting exact numerical values for the Planck constant (h), the elementary electric charge (e), the Boltzmann constant (k), and the Avogadro constant (NA), respectively. Read more wikipedia Nature 550, 313 (2017) PhysicsWorld — SI gets a makeover The…