[Pw_forum] QMC/PWSCF announcements

Mike Towler mdt26 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Jun 19 14:16:51 CEST 2013

Dear PWSCF users,

Three things that may be of interest, arising from PWSCF's ability to 
interface with the CASINO quantum monte Carlo program (and therefore 
generate answers that are generally of much higher accuracy than with 

(1) Due to some last minute cancellations, some places have opened up at 
our QMC summer school, to be held in our ancient monastery in the Apuan 
Alps of Tuscany, Italy this August. Here you may learn how to do QMC 
calculations off the back of PWSCF (amongst other things) in an intensive 
course taught by the authors of CASINO (from Cambridge and Lancaster 
Universities). You will also interact with many like-minded individuals in 
a convivial atmosphere, and enjoy mountain walking and other activities in 
one of the most beautiful places in Italy. See the website here:


(2) In the week preceding the summer school, there will be a conference 
"Quantum Monte Carlo in the Apuan Alps" at the same venue which also has a 
few spaces available. This year's event has a special theme - the 
'relationship between QMC and density functional theory', so PWSCF users 
will be especially welcome. See:


Please do contact me if you wish to attend either of these events.

(3) Last week, we opened up a new website called 'The Casino Forum' - a 
discussion forum for quantum monte Carlo, CASINO, computational electronic 
structure theory, and related issues. You can find it at:


The forum is readable by anyone, but if you wish to make your own posts 
(and don't want to sell people Viagra or cheap shoes), please read 'How to 
use these forums' in the General Announcements section, then press 
'Register' using the button at the top right. We respectfully request that 
you register with your real name. Enjoy!

Best wishes,

|Dr. Mike Towler (mdt26 at cam.ac.uk) Theory of Condensed Matter (Rm 513)|
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