10th BerkeleyGW Tutorial Workshop 


5th Berkeley Excited States Conference (BESC2024)


We are happy to have you join us for the 10th BerkeleyGW Tutorial Workshop and the 5th Berkeley Excited States Conference (BESC2024).

We will have a 3-day workshop (instructions and hands-on) + a 2-day conference

Location: Cal State East Bay Oakland Center, Oakland, CA, USA


You may register for the Tutorial Workshop and/or BESC2024 Conference using the link below (Google Form). The registration is free.

Note: We will provide training accounts and computation resources on NERSC for the hands-on session. Training accounts will be allocated prioritizing in-person attendees. Additionally, in-person attendees receive full instructional support during the hands-on session.

BerkeleyGW Tutorial Workshop

Three-day workshop with instructions (in-person and virtual) and hands-on sessions (in-person only). Computing resources and temporary training accounts at NERSC will be provided.

Workshop Time: August 12 - 14, 2024, Pacific Standard Time

The target participants for the Workshop are graduate students, postdocs, and researchers who are interested in learning about or sharpening their skills on ab initio calculations of many-electron effects in excited-state properties of condensed matter.

Tutorial content includes GW and GW-BSE calculations using BerkeleyGW on solids and low-dimensional materials, quasiparticle band structures, optical spectra including electron-hole interactions, analysis of excitons, etc. 

10th BerkeleyGW Tutorial Workshop Schedule: Link

Some exercises and resources from previous Workshops can be found at: https://berkeleygw.org/documentation/

Learn more about BerkeleyGW at: https://berkeleygw.org/

Berkeley Excited States Conference (BESC2024)

In tandem to the annual BerkeleyGW Workshop, we will host a two-day annual conference (in-person/virtual hybrid): the Berkeley Excited States Conference 2024 (BESC2024).

Conference Time: August 15 - 16, 2024, Pacific Standard Time

Confirmed BESC 2024 Invited Speakers (continuously updating):

Alfredo Correa (LLNL)

Keshav Dani (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)

Jonah Haber (Stanford University)

Gabriel Kotliar (Rutgers University)

Alessandra Lanzara (UC Berkeley/LBNL)

Feng Liu (University of Utah)

Sheng Meng (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science)

Enrico Perfetto (University of Rome Tor Vergata)

John Rehr (University of Washington)

Lucia Reining (ETSF - Palaiseau)

Jie Shan (Cornell University)

Di Xiao (University of Washington)

Fangzhou Zhao (Max-Planck Institute)

Shuyun Zhou (Tsinghua University)

Tianyu Zhu (Yale University)

BESC2024 will be a general topical conference with mainly invited talks by experts on recent progress in the theory and applications of ab initio study of quantum many-body effects as well as experiments in excited-state phenomena in materials, showcasing forefront research that involves advanced many-body approaches (e.g., GW, GW-BSE & beyond, DMFT, quantum Monte Carlo, TDDFT, TDGW, etc.), novel experiments, and new science in the excited states.

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Both events are sponsored by DOE’s Center for Computational Study of Excited-State Phenomena in Energy Materials (C2SEPEM). Learn more at: https://c2sepem.lbl.gov/

The 2024 Organizing Committee

Steven G. Louie, Chair (UC Berkeley and LBNL)

Mauro Del Ben (LBNL)

Jack R. Deslippe (LBNL)

Felipe H. da Jornada (Stanford University)

Zhenglu Li (University of Southern California)

Jeffrey B. Neaton (UC Berkeley and LBNL)

Diana Y. Qiu (Yale University)

David A. Strubbe (UC Merced)