Fall 2016

Read more about Noa on the Fall 2016 MSE Newsletter


Noa and collaborators Volker Blum, Oliver Hofmann, Thomas Körzdörfer, Harald Oberhofer, Patrick Rinke, and Alvaro Vazquez-Mayagoitia receive a 2017 DOE Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Award of 160,000,000 CPU hours on Mira, the world’s #6 top supercomputer, for the project “Materials and Interfaces for Organic and Hybrid Photovoltaics”


Noa wins the MSE Halloween costume contest


I just got back from a conference in a castle in Transylvania

I just got back from a conference in a castle in Transylvania

Noa is co-organizing with Andre Schleife, Volker Blum, and Manos Kioupakis the 2017 APS March Meeting Focus Topic “First-Principles Modeling of Excited-State Phenomena in Materials“.

This Focus Topic is dedicated to recent advances in many-body perturbation theory and electron-ion dynamics methods: Challenges, scalable implementations in electronic structure codes, and applications to functional materials, interfaces, molecules, and nano-structures are of interest. It aims to attract researchers working on the nexus of electronic and optical properties of materials, hot electron dynamics, and device physics (e.g., transistors, light emitting diodes, solar cells, and photo- electrochemical cells). A proper description of electronic excitations requires theoretical approaches that go beyond ground state density functional theory (DFT), such as Green’s function based many-body perturbation theory methods (e.g., RPA, GW, and BSE), or Ehrenfest dynamics and surface-hopping schemes (e.g., based on time-dependent DFT). Phenomena, processes, and properties of interest include ionization potentials and electron affinities, optical spectra and exciton binding energies, electron-phonon coupling, charge transition levels, and energy level alignment at interfaces, transition between excited states, energy transfer to the lattice, etc.

Invited speakers include: Mark Hybertsen, Claudia Draxl, Oleg Prezhdo, Fabien Bruneval, Alfredo Correa, and Bartomeu Monserrat. We are looking forward to an exciting session!

Please submit your abstracts!

Welcome PhD student Tim Rose!


Welcome undergraduate assistant Max Farfel!


Welcome masters students Alfred Liu and Hongyi Liang!


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