Program



SUNDAY, MAY 14th 
TIME EVENT LOCATION
6:00 pm-9:00 pm RECEPTION/REGISTRATION Restaurant Patio
MONDAY, May 15th 
TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00 AM BREAKFAST Encantada Patio
8:55 AM Welcome remarks Galleria C
9:00 AM Massimo Boninsegni – "Worm Algorithm for Continuous-Space PIMC"  Galleria C
9:40 AM Michele Casula – "Lattice Regularized DMC"  Galleria C
10:20 AM BREAK  
10:40 AM Peter Nightingale – "Optimized guiding functions for excited state calculations"  Galleria C
11:20 AM Simone Chiesa – "Random phase approximation and finite size errors in many body simulations" Galleria C
12:00 pm-1:30 pm LUNCH Galleria A & B
1:30 PM Bob Wiringa – "Recent Developments in Nuclear Quantum Monte Carlo" Galleria C
2:10 PM Joe Carlson – "QMC Calculations of Cold Fermi Atoms at Resonance"  Galleria C
2:50 PM Neil Drummond – "Optimization of QMC Trial Wavefunctions by Variance Minimization" Galleria C
3:30 PM BREAK  
3:50 PM Richard Needs – "Applications of diffusion quantum Monte Carlo" Galleria C
5:00-6:00 pm Poster Session/Cocktail Hour  Galleria Patio
6:00 PM DINNER Galleria A & B
TUESDAY, MAY 16th 
TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00 AM BREAKFAST Encantada Patio
9:00 AM Cyrus Umrigar – "Optimization of Variational Wavefunctions" Galleria C
9:40 AM Fernando Reboredo – "One Convenient Basis to Transform a DFT Guy into a QMC One" Galleria C
10:20 AM BREAK  
10:40 AM Myung Won Lee – "Electronic Quantum Monte Carlo Calculations of Energies and Atomic Forces for Diatomic and Polyatomic Molecules"  Galleria C
11:20 AM Nandini Trivedi – "Transport and other Dynamic Properties: Experiences with Lattice Models" Galleria C
12:00-1:30 pm LUNCH Galleria A & B
1:30 PM David Ceperley – "Coupled Electron Ion Monte Carlo Calculations for Dense Hydrogen"  Galleria C
2:10 PM Savario Moroni – "Space-warp transformation on nodal distance" Galleria C
2:50 PM Robert Zillich – "Molecules in Helium Nanodroplets" Galleria C
3:30 PM BREAK  
3:50 PM Sandro Sorella – "Effective hamiltonian with lattice regularization for realistic systems" Galleria C
4:30 PM FREE TIME   
6:00 PM Dinner on your own  
  (see Tempe Dining suggestions)  
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17th 
TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00 AM BREAKFAST Encantada Patio
9:00 AM Load busses for tour Hotel Lobby
9:30 AM Tour of Desert Botanical Gardens  
11:00 AM Load buses for return to hotel Main Gate
12:00 pm-1:30 pm LUNCH Galleria A & B
1:30 PM Lubos Mitas – "Fermion Nodes and Pfaffian Pairing Wave Functions: Beyond the Fixed-Node Approximation"  Galleria C
2:10 PM John Shumway – "Fixed Phase Path Integrals for Fermions, Magnetic Fields, and Spinors"  Galleria C
2:50 PM Shiwei Zhang – "Recent developments in electronic structure calculations by auxiliary-field quantum Monte Carlo" Galleria C
3:30 PM BREAK  
3:50 PM Mal Kalos – "Status of Fermion Monte Carlo"  Galleria C
4:30 PM FREE TIME   
5:00 PM Cocktail Hour Galleria Patio
6:00 PM Banquet Galleria A & B
THURSDAY, MAY 18th 
TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00 AM BREAKFAST/CHECK-OUT Encantada Patio

    

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