CCP9 Conference 2008

Cambridge 4th and 5th September

General Information

The Workshop will be held at Robinson College in Cambridge on 4th and 5th September 2008. The scope of the Conference is all ab-initio and materials specific calculations of the electronic properties of condensed matter systems such as metals, semiconductors, magnets, superconductors, biological systems, minerals, surfaces etc. Topical areas incorporated in the Conference are magno-electronics, catalysis, nanotechnology, high temperature superconductors, novel wide band gap semiconductors etc. Techniques covered by the Conference include QMC, DFT, GW, TD-DFT, DMFT, SIC-LSDA, LSDA+U. We welcome all contributions dealing with the solution of the Schrodinger/Dirac equation in condensed matter systems.

Plenary Speakers...

Hardy Gross (FU Berlin, Germany)

Nicola Marzari (MIT, USA)

David Ceperley (University of Illinois, USA)

Gustavo Scuseria (Rice University, USA)

Vladimir Anisimov (Ekaterinberg, Russia)

Invited Speakers...

Hubert Ebert (LMU Muenchen, Germany)

Leon Petit (University of Aarhus, Denmark)

Dario Alfe (UCL, UK)

Neil Drummond (University of Cambridge, UK)

Jonathan Yates (University of Cambridge, UK)

Massimiliano Stengel (Santa Barbara, USA)

Marcus Neumann (AVMATSIM)

Robert Laskowski (TU Wien, Austria)

Workshop Organisers

Prof James Annett, Prof Mike Payne and Prof Walter Temmerman

Local Organisers

Mr Damian Jones (+44 1925 603805), Mrs Shirley Miller (+44 1925 603240)

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts by 1st August 2008

Registration and Fees paid by 29th August 2008 ***EXTENDED***

Selection of Submitted Talks 15th August 2008

Conference Dates 4th and 5th September 2008

Talks and Posters

The list of posters is now online.

Registration & Fees

The registration for the workshop is done through an online form.

Registration Fees are �200 and include two nights accommodation at Robinson College (Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th September), all meals and refreshments. Extra accommodation can be booked at the delegates own expense at a cost of �45 per night - please contact Damian Jones to extend your accommodation booking.

A substantial number of Scholarships will be made available from CCP9/Psi-k. These scholarships are especially for UK based young researchers. The Scholarship will take the form of full reimbursement of fees - no support will be provided for travel. If you would like to apply for a Scholarship please tick the relevant box on the online registration form. Successful applicants will be notified by email at the end of July.

There are three options available to make your payment...

Credit Card Using PayPal

If you would like to pay by credit card using the PayPal system please click on the "PayPal" button after you have submitted your online registration. The button can be found on the acknowledgment page that is displayed after your registration has been submitted. If you do not see this option please contact Damian Jones who will send you a PayPal payment request by email.

Bank Transfer

If you are paying by bank transfer you MUST reference "CCP9 CONFERENCE / YOUR NAME" on the transfer form so that we can track your payment. Failure to do so may result in your payment being misplaced in our bank account and your registration showing an outstanding amount, which could affect your registration for the workshop. Please use the following bank account details to complete your transfer...

Bank Name and Address:
Lloyds Bank PLC, Market Place, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7LQ
Account Name:
Science & Technology Facilities Council Sort Code: 30-93-93
Sterling Account No:
00143698 (for payment in sterling or other currency)
GB17LOYD 30939300 143698
Euro Account No:
59005079 (for payment in EURO's only)
IBAN Number "EURO":
GB42LOYD 309393 59005079
Swift Code:


Cheques should be made payable to "STFC" and sent to Damian Jones at the following address...

STFC Daresbury Laboratory

Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus






The conference accommodation is at Robinson College. The reception and Porters' Lodge is open 24 hours a day, so there are no problems with late arrivals and check ins.

Car park

Robinson College has arranged with Cambridge University for the use of the car park at their Wilberforce Road Sports Ground by delegates attending conferences at Robinson College. The Ground is only some 500 yards from the Porters' Lodge of Robinson College and provides ample car parking space. Please see the map of the car park for guidance.

For security reasons please display a car park permit in an obvious position.

The entrance to the car park is on the corner of Adams Road and Wilberforce Road. Once inside the Sports Ground please follow the signs to the parking area.

The main entrance to Robinson College is at the corner of Grange Road and Herschel Road.