In SS2021, the course will take place online. You will become access to recorded lectures, which you can view (preferably) ahead of time, but you can also use the time slots given in the program. Questions will be answered via a forum and videoconferences, depending on the demand. For the practice sessions, you will have access to our computers via a web browser. You will be guided by an explicit tutorial and our tutors will be available for any questions via email and videoconference.
This one-week block course consists of two morning lectures (8:00-12:00) and practical hands-on sessions in the afternoon (14:00-18:00).
The morning lectures cover (1) the theoretical background of first-principles simulations and provide (2) a simple way to understand real materials. In the afternoon, the students will undergo a supervised practical study program for density functional calculations using the CP-PAW code.
The course is organized in cooperation with CRC 1073 "Atomic scale control of energy conversion". (http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/437142.html)
See also the related 6C course "Hands-on course on density functional calculations I & II", which extends this course by a second week.