Schools and lectures

Course on advanced electromagnetism (May 2016)

An internationally renowned lecturer, Prof. David Neilson (Professore ordinario di chiara fama, University of Camerino, Italy) will present a 20h course 'Advanced Electromagnetism' at the University of Antwerp, during first three weeks of May.

The registration for the course is open until April 22nd by email to milorad.milosevic@uantwerpen.be. The schedule of the course will be suited to the registered participants, and subsequently announced on Blackboard.

This course is intended for all students who have completed an introductory course in Electromagnetism. The course will introduce Maxwell’s equations, Conservation Laws, Plane Electromagnetic Waves, Radiative Systems, and, if there is time, Relativistic Electrodynamics.  The emphasis will have the mathematics following in the steps of the amazing physical phenomena and concepts.  The presentation will be chalkboard based.  

Textbook: second half of Introduction to Electrodynamics, David J. Griffiths, Prentice Hall, 2013.

Students will be issued a certificate, based on which 3 ECTS can be claimed (pending administrative approval). The evaluation will be done during the course, through tasks and/or questioning. The course will count towards the international portfolio of the students (course will be in English, and Prof. Neilson is a native English speaker). For PhD students, the course will be credited through doctoral study points.

The course on Advanced Electromagnetism has been scheduled at
Monday, May 9th
Tuesday, 10th and 17th
Wednesday, 11th and 18th
Thursday, 19th
always at 15-19h, in room T135.

 

School on Computational Modelling of Materials (2-3 Dec 2010)

Invited lecturers

Chris Van de Walle (UC Santa Barbara)

Erik Neyts (UAntwerpen)

Philippe Ghosez (ULiège)

Nele Moelans (KULeuven)

Gian-Marco Rignanese (UCLouvain)

Marcel Sluiter (TUDelft)

Programme

Thursday December 2 - Room R218

10.00 Gian-Marco Rignanese First-principles electronic structure calculations: from density functional theory to many-body perturbation theory (slides)
11.00 Gian-Marco Rignanese First-principles calculations of materials for electronics (slides)
11.45 Chris Van de Walle First-principles simulations of defects in oxides and nitrides 1 (slides)
14.15 Chris Van de Walle First-principles simulations of defects in oxides and nitrides 2
15.15 Marcel Sluiter Cluster expansions for thermodynamics and kinetics of mixtures on fixed lattices (slides)

 

Friday December 3 - Room R010

9.45 Erik Neyts Nanostructured materials by molecular dynamics simulations: basics and selected applications (slides)
10.45 Erik Neyts Nanostructured materials by molecular dynamics simulations: basics and selected applications
11.30 Nele Moelans An introduction to phase-field modeling of microstructure evolution (abstract, slides, additional references)
13.45 Nele Moelans New directions in phase-field modeling for multi-component and multi-phase systems (abstract, slides, additional references)
14.30 Philippe Ghosez Tuning the ferroelectric and multiferroic properties in oxide thin films and superlattices
Part 1. Basic theory and strain engineering
Part 2. Coupling of structural instabilities

Download all slides: SchoolCMM-slides.rar (37.3 MB).

This school was organized by the Scientific Research Community Computational Modelling of Materials of the Flemish Science Foundation and the University of Antwerp.