The ETSF is a knowledge center for theoretical spectroscopy nanotube and a network of researchers carrying out state-of-the-art research on theoretical and computational methods for studying electronic and optical properties of materials. The ETSF gathers the experience and know-how of more than 200 researchers in Europe and the United States, facilitating collaborations and rapid knowledge transfer. Highly efficient computational software plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between theoretical methods and real applications.

Forthcoming Webinars

First-principles calculations of phonons are often based on the adiabatic approximation, and Brillouin-zone samplings that might not always be sufficient to capture…

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We are happy to announce that on June 14-18, 2021 we will hold the 2021 Virtual School on Electron-Phonon Physics and the EPW code. This is the second event of a series that started in 2018 with the…

At a time when many scientists and students are taking advantage of enforced isolation at home to learn new skills, ETSF scientists*

Forthcoming events

The ETSF Informal Meeting 2023 takes place in Amsterdam, Science Park, from Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th of May. An extra day (Thursday 18th) is optional for discussions among the participants in smaller groups. 

This is an informal meeting that will focus on ongoing work, open questions and challenges in method development in an atmosphere that encourages lively discussions among the participants. With this in mind, we will ask speakers and chairpersons to stick to the spirit of “short talks, long discussions”. There will also be a poster session on Tuesday afternoon. 

Possible topics are: advances in methods for the calculation of electronic and optical properties, coherence and decoherence in out-of-equilibrium systems, electron-phonon coupling and polarons, quantum embedding and density-functional theory for excited states, time-dependent DFT, real-time simulations and dynamics of complex systems, first-principles description of complex excitations, etc.






Recent ETSF publications

S. Di Sabatino, J. Koskelo, J. Berger, P. Romaniello; Screened extended Koopmans theorem: Photoemission at weak and strong…Physical Review B 107, (2023).
S. Hanselman, F. Calle-Vallejo, M.T.M. Koper; Computational description of surface hydride phases on Pt(111)…Journal of Chemical Physics 158, 014703, (2023).
N. Arulmozhi, S. Hanselman, V. Tudor, X. Chen, D. van Velden, G. Schneider, F. Calle-Vallejo, M. Koper; Energetics and Kinetics of Hydrogen Electrosorption on a Graphene-…Journal of the American Chemical Society(2022).