Advanced Study Group: Computational methods in transition metal compounds: correlations and magnetism



Ara Go (Chonnam National University, Korea)


Sooran Kim (Kyungpook National University, Korea)

Bongjae Kim (Kunsan National University, Korea)

Hee Chul Park (PCS IBS)

Heungsik Kim (Kangwon National University, Korea)

Se Young Park (Soongsil University, Korea)

Minjae Kim (POSTECH, Korea)

Chang Jong Kang (Chungnam National University, Korea)

Jaeho Han (PCS IBS)

Kyoo Kim (KAERI, Korea)

Choong Hyun Kim (Seoul National University, Korea)

Hyeong Jun Lee (PCS IBS)


Computational methodology, which generally sits in-between theoretical and experimental ones, is considered as an essential tool in modern material research. The recent drastic enhancement of computing power enables useful applications of the computational methodology, as prototypically represented by density functional theory (DFT), to almost all solid materials. The computational approach is even expanding its territory beyond physics to chemistry and biology. However, due to its innate nature of being a mean-field approach, the DFT disastrously fails for so-called correlated systems. Substantial efforts have been made over the last tens of years, and numerous progress is underway. Essentially, various newly developed many-body techniques are incorporated with conventional computational methods, which were successfully applied to diverse correlated systems: unconventional superconductors, quantum magnetism, topological materials, energy materials, interfaces, and surfaces. The goal of ASG is to gather experts in the field and study the various applications of the advanced computational approaches. Each member works on different subjects and methods but commonly employs a specific form of the advanced computational approach. In a series of the ASG activities, we can poster the constructive collaboration by intensive discussions. Especially, by gathering the early-career scientists in the field, we plan to promote active discussion and an energetic atmosphere in the ASG.