The purpose of this seminar series is to invite international experts focusing on a broad variety of problems in condensed matter physics and materials science. The talks cover all kinds of theoretical, computational and experimental problems with a strong emphasis on the integration of theory (computation) and experiment.



April 25, 2013
Prof. Ján Sládek
Institute of Construction and Architecture, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia)
"Modelling of smart materials" 


December 5, 2012
Dr. Philippe Spãtig
CRPP EPFL, Association EURATOM-Confédération Suisse (Switzerland)
"Effect of warm pre-stressing on the fracture toughness of Eurofer97 steel" 

November 20, 2012
Dr. Thomas Hammerschmidt
ICAMS / Ruhr Universität Bochum (Germany)
"From density-functional theory to analytic bond-order potentials: Application to topologically close-packed phases"

May 21-23, 2012
Mr. Kinshuk Srivastava
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
"Discrete Dislocation Dynamics modelling of <111> screw dislocation in bcc metals: A multiscale approach"

January 30, 2012
Dr. Duc Nguyen-Manh
Culham Science Centre, UKAEA, Abingdon (UK)
"Advances in Multi-scale Modeling of Structural Stability and Radiation Defects in Materials for Nuclear Fusion Power Plants"



December 7-9, 2011
Dr. Francisco José Pérez-Reche
University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland (UK)
"Simple models for materials exhibiting complex behaviour"

November 24-26, 2011
Prof. István Groma
Eötvös University, Budapest (Hungary)
"Toward a continuum theory of dislocations"

May 26-28, 2011
Dr. Turab Lookman
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (USA)
"Statistical Learning for Materials Discovery and Design"

May 10-13, 2011
Dr. Daniel Caillard
CEMES, Toulouse (France)
"Dislocation kinetics in Fe and Fe alloys investigated by in situ TEM straining experiments "

April 11-13, 2011
Prof. Peter D. Nellist
University of Oxford, Department of Materials (UK)
"Applications of aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy to atomic resolution and 3D imaging"

February 28 - March 3, 2011
Prof. Jean-Pierre Julien
CNRS - Institut Néel, Grenoble (France)
"Electronic structure of strongly correlated electrons materials: I. Concepts and applications"
"Electronic structure of strongly correlated electrons materials: II. New efficient solver of the Anderson impurity model"
(2 talks)

January 25-28, 2011
Dr. Panagiotis Maniadis
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (USA)
"Mesoscopic Ginzburg-Landau modeling of layered transition metal oxides"



December 17-18, 2009
Dr. Ondrej Hovorka
CIC NanoGUNE Consolider, Donostia - San Sebastian (Spain)
"Magnetic characterization of nano-scale granular magnetic materials"

September 10-12, 2009
Dr. Avadh Saxena
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (USA)
"Mesoscopic Modeling of Multiferroic Materials and Color Symmetry"