## NAMET - New Approaches in Many-Electron Theory:

### Basic Physical Principles and Mathematical Rigor

This
interdisciplinary workshop will focus on the theoretical foundation of

many-electron models and on its numerical implementations, with a

special focus on quantum Monte Carlo, density functionals and

(reduced) density matrix functionals. Much progress has been made on

the numerical implementation of such functionals to calculate the main

properties of chemical, physical, or material properties of matter,

but in many respects the theoretical and mathematical foundation of

those simplifying approximations to the quantum-mechanical energy of

many-electron systems remains a challenge to research. The aim of this

workshop is to bring together mathematicians, physicists and chemists

who work in the field along the directions mentioned above and to

serve as a forum to enhance the exchange between these scientific

communities. Specific topics included in this workshop are, e.g.,

kinetic energy functionals, electron correlations, and quantum monte

carlo methods. The workshop consists of about 20 invited lectures

and ten selected contributions, for which young scientists (postdocs

and PhD students) would be preferred.

The workshop is open, free of charges, to students of the Max-Planck

Graduate Center and of the University of Mainz.

Date 20-24th of September 2010.

The organizers of the **NAMET** workshop are

Volker Bach and Luigi Delle Site

Sponsor: **Max-Planck Graduate Center **

### Roundup of NAMET 2010

NAMET has provided a common platform for researchers in different fields

(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science) to meet and discuss

about new ideas in many-electron theory. Despite different languages and

the focus on different priorities, a liveable exchange of opinions and

ideas dominated the workshop. The final impression is that all of us got

to learn something new and useful to our own research. Let us hope to

have further NAMET meetings in the future.