The workshop aims at discussing the most recent advances in the theoretical description of the interaction between light and matter focusing on first-principles methods. This broad subject will be covered in its diverse declinations, from core-level spectroscopy to collective low-energy excitations, discussing also matter under extreme conditions, and systems driven out of equilibrium by strong laser pulses. Exchange between theorists and experimentalists is fostered to open new horizons towards the next generation of novel spectroscopy techniques. The workshop will also face the challenges posed by the formidable complexity of heterogeneous and nano-structured systems such as those of interest for light harvesting and energy generation, prompting to bridge the gap between experimental and in silico spectroscopy.
Topics covered by the workshop include:
- Linear and non-linear optical spectroscopy
- Core-level spectroscopies
- Ultrafast excitation dynamics
- Electron-phonon coupling
- Light harvesting in natural and synthetic systems