This workshop serves as a platform to discuss methods of density functional theory (DFT) that are used to study the behavior of matter under extreme conditions (MEC) as found in planets and stars. Besides traditional DFT based on the Kohn-Sham formalism, alternative approaches such as stochastic DFT and time-dependent DFT are covered. The goal of the workshop is to facilitate exchange and collaboration between scientists working in this lively research field and, in particular, to attract students and PhD students. The number of on-site participants is limited to 25.


Monday, 21 February 2022
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 12:00 Session 1: DFT simulations for planetary interiors and extreme matter
Lunch break
14:00 – 18:00 Session 2: Transport properties of MEC
18:00 – 18:20 Summary and discussion 1
18:20 – 19:45 Poster session

Tuesday, 22 February 2022
09:00 – 11:50 Session 3: Theoretical developments and methods beyond DFT
11:50 – 12:10 Summary and discussion 2
Lunch break
14:00 – 18:00 Session 4: Machine learning methods for MEC

The event takes place on 21 and 22 February in Görlitz, Germany. Participation in this event is moderated. The organisers will have to approve each application. Please find detailed information on the workshop’s website.