Activities

The Institute's scientific activities are centered around four to six main thematic programmes per year complemented by several workshops and individual lectures organized on short notice. Participation in thematic programmes and workshops is by invitation only.

To support the scientific education of graduate students and young researchers, the ESI regularly offers lecture courses at advanced graduate level held by so-called Senior Research Fellows. In addition, there are summer and winter schools in research areas of topical interest.

In 2012, the ESI has moreover initiated the Research in Teams programme offering individual visiting positions for teams of two to four researchers on application basis.

Since June 2016 the Junior Research Fellowship Programme supports external or local graduate students and recent postdocs.

For more information on the individual programmes and the application procedure, please select the activity you are interested in in the above menu.

On the right hand side you can find a list of all current and upcoming activities. To see the past activities, please use the link at the bottom.

Current and Upcoming

Modeling of Crystalline Interfaces and Thin Film Structures: A Joint Mathematics-Physics Symposium Nov. 11, 2019 — Nov. 15, 2019 Workshop
Research in Teams Project: Blackbody Radiation Induced Inertial Effects and Collective Phenomena - Theoretical Basis and Experimental Feasibility Nov. 18, 2019 — Nov. 22, 2019 Research in Teams
What is Life? Nov. 18, 2019 — Nov. 18, 2019 Symposium
Lorenzo Del Re (SISSA Trieste): Dimensional Crossover of Layered Strongly Correlated Ultracold Fermi Gases Dec. 1, 2019 — Feb. 28, 2020 Junior Research Fellow
New Trends in the Variational Modeling and Simulation of Liquid Crystals Dec. 2, 2019 — Dec. 6, 2019 Workshop
Polarons in the 21st Century Dec. 9, 2019 — Dec. 13, 2019 Workshop
Erwin Schrödinger Lecture: Douglas N. Arnold (U of Minnesota) "Wave localization and its landscape" Dec. 16, 2019 — Dec. 16, 2019 Lecture
Erfan Esmaeili Fakhabi (IMP, Tehran): Soft Charges in Anti de Sitter Space Jan. 1, 2020 — April 30, 2020 Junior Research Fellow
Shahar Mendelson (Australian National U, Canberra): Geometric Aspects of Statistical Learning Theory Jan. 7, 2020 — Jan. 22, 2020 SRF Course
Individual Visiting Scientists 2020 Jan. 12, 2020 — Feb. 14, 2020 Individual Scientists
Research in Teams Project: Higher-order Corrections to Parton Branching at Amplitude Level Jan. 13, 2020 — Feb. 14, 2020 Research in Teams
Mathematical Aspects of Geophysical Flows Jan. 20, 2020 — Jan. 24, 2020 Workshop
Machine Learning in Physics Feb. 10, 2020 — Feb. 20, 2020 Graduate School
Chromatin Modeling: Integrating Mathematics, Physics, and Computation for Advances in Biology and Medicine March 2, 2020 — March 27, 2020 Thematic Programme
Research in Teams Project: l-modular Langlands Quotient Theorem and Applications March 14, 2020 — March 29, 2020 Research in Teams
Piotr Bizón (Jagiellonian University, Kraków): Dynamics in Spatially Confined Hamiltonian Systems April 1, 2020 — May 31, 2020 SRF Course
Topology, Disorder, and Hydrodynamics in Non-equilibrium Quantum Matter April 20, 2020 — April 24, 2020 Workshop
Computational Uncertainty Quantification: Mathematical Foundations, Methodology & Data May 4, 2020 — June 26, 2020 Thematic Programme
Research in Teams Project: Chaos, Butterflies, and Entanglement in Flat Space May 4, 2020 — July 26, 2020 Research in Teams
Local-global Principles and Arithmetic June 8, 2020 — June 12, 2020 Workshop
Non-regular Spacetime Geometry June 15, 2020 — June 19, 2020 Workshop
Research in Teams Project: Variational Approaches to Modelling Geophysical Waves and Flows June 29, 2020 — July 29, 2020 Research in Teams
Research in Teams Project: Noncommutative Cluster Structures and their Symmetries July 1, 2020 — Aug. 31, 2020 Research in Teams
International Mathematical Olympiad Training 2020 July 5, 2020 — July 11, 2020 Workshop
Set-Theory July 6, 2020 — July 11, 2020 Workshop
Higher Structures and Field Theory Aug. 3, 2020 — Sept. 25, 2020 Thematic Programme
Spectral Theory of Differential Operators in Quantum Theory Sept. 7, 2020 — Sept. 11, 2020 Workshop
Higher Structures Emerging from Renormalisation Oct. 5, 2020 — Oct. 16, 2020 Workshop
Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems Oct. 19, 2020 — Nov. 13, 2020 Thematic Programme
Mathematical Methods for the Study of Self-organization in the Biological Sciences Nov. 16, 2020 — Dec. 11, 2020 Thematic Programme
Charge carriers trapping in semiconducting metal oxides. The point of view of an EPR spectroscopist. Elio Giamello (U Torino) Dec 12. 2019, 09:00 - 09:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Equilibrium and response properties of a many-polaron gas Serghei Klimin (U Antwerpen) Dec 13. 2019, 09:00 - 09:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Looking inside a polaron Feliciano Giustino (U of Texas, Austin) Dec 10. 2019, 09:00 - 09:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
New perspective on magnetic polarons in antiferromagnetic Mott insulators from cold atoms Eugene Demler (Harvard U, Cambridge) Dec 11. 2019, 09:00 - 09:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Further development of the Diagrammatic Monte Carlo for the studies of numerous realistic systems: making link to first principle calculations. Andrey S. Mishchenko (RIKEN, Saitama) Dec 10. 2019, 09:40 - 10:20 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Impact of small polarons on the properties of transition-metal oxides Chris Van de Walle (UC, Santa Barbara) Dec 12. 2019, 09:40 - 10:20 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Intrinsic polaron formation and influence on the surface chemical properties Michele Reticcioli (U Vienna) Dec 13. 2019, 09:40 - 10:20 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Polaron physics through the XX and XXI centuries Jozef Devreese (U Antwerpen) Dec 09. 2019, 09:40 - 10:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
The Fröhlich polaron at strong coupling Robert Seiringer (ISTA, Klosterneuburg) Dec 11. 2019, 09:40 - 10:20 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Strategies for Modeling Polarons using Electronic Structure Methods Aaron Deskins (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Dec 09. 2019, 10:40 - 11:20 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Polaron mobility and response functions in the Feynman variational approximation Jarvist Moore Frost (Imperial College, London) Dec 10. 2019, 11:00 - 11:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Polarons and intrinsic electron and hole trapping in amorphous oxides Alexander Shluger (University College London) Dec 11. 2019, 11:00 - 11:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Simulating Small Polarons from First Principles: The DFT supercell approach Sebastian Kokott (FHI der MPG Berlin) Dec 13. 2019, 11:00 - 11:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
The 2N+1 body problem: An impurity immersed in a strongly correlated fermionic superfluid Frédéric Chevy (ENS Paris) Dec 12. 2019, 11:00 - 11:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Multi scale modelling of organic devices and perovskite solar cells Alison Walker (U Bath) Dec 10. 2019, 11:40 - 12:20 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Polaronic effects in titanium and iron oxides by hybrid density functional theory calculations. Cristiana Di Valentin (U Milano-Bicocca) Dec 11. 2019, 11:40 - 12:20 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Surface Polarons Reducing Overpotentials in the Oxygen Evolution Reaction Patrick Gono (EPFL Lausanne) Dec 13. 2019, 11:40 - 12:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Universal dynamics of impurities in a Bose-Einstein condensate Jan Arlt (U Aarhus) Dec 12. 2019, 11:40 - 12:20 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Polaronic effects in condensed matter and atomic systems Richard Schmidt (MPI Quantum Optics, Garching) Dec 09. 2019, 11:50 - 12:30 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
ARPES signatures of polarons Marco Grioni (EPFL Lausanne) Dec 10. 2019, 14:00 - 14:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Combined STM/AFM: Watching polarons at the atomic level Martin Setvin (TU Vienna) Dec 11. 2019, 14:00 - 14:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Ferroelectric Polarons and Belgian Waffles in Lead Halide Perovskites Xiaoyang Zhu (Columbia University, New York) Dec 12. 2019, 14:00 - 14:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Polarons on Oxides Detected by Infrared-Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy (IRRAS): The Case of TiO2 and ZnO Christof Wöll (KIT, Karlsruhe) Dec 09. 2019, 14:00 - 14:40 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Dynamical effects in zero-point renormalization of the band gap: connecting first-principles approach and Fröhlich model Xavier Gonze (UCLouvain) Dec 11. 2019, 14:40 - 15:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Polaronic satellites in angle-resolved photoemission spectra from ab initio many-body calculations Carla Verdi (U Vienna) Dec 10. 2019, 14:40 - 15:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Polarons in photoabsorbing materials: Role in solar cells and water-splitting devices Julia Wiktor (CUT, Göteborg) Dec 12. 2019, 14:40 - 15:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Vibrations and their Impact on Electronic and Transport Properties of Organic Materials Frank Ortmann (TU Dresden) Dec 09. 2019, 14:40 - 15:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Direct first-principles calculation of polarons in Koopmans-corrected DFT Stephan Lany (NREL, Golden) Dec 09. 2019, 15:30 - 16:10 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Disorder-induced polarons in strongly disordered metals (and doped oxides) Sergio Ciuchi (U L'Aquila) Dec 11. 2019, 15:30 - 16:10 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Localized and Delocalized Excess Electrons States in Reduced Anatase TiO2 Annabella Selloni (Princeton U) Dec 12. 2019, 15:30 - 16:10 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Quasiparticle approach to molecules rotating in quantum solvents Mikhail Lemeshko (IST-Austria) Dec 10. 2019, 15:30 - 16:10 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Band-Electron vs. Polaron Mobility in Metal–Halide Perovskites Matthew Wolf (U Bath) Dec 12. 2019, 16:10 - 16:30 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Diagrammatic Monte Carlo approach to angular momentum in quantum many-body systems Giacomo Bighin (ISTA, Klosterneuburg) Dec 10. 2019, 16:10 - 16:30 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Disorder in order: simulating a random scattering potential with a randomless cold atom system Felix Rose (MPI Quantum Optics, Garching) Dec 11. 2019, 16:10 - 16:30 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Electronic structure of YTiO3 and the charge transport through small polaron hopping Iflah Laraib (U Delaware) Dec 09. 2019, 16:10 - 16:30 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
(poster) Feynman path-integral treatment of the Bose polaron beyond the Fröhlich model Timour Ichmoukhamedov (U Antwerpen) Dec 10. 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Beyond-Fröhlich Hamiltonian for large polarons in anharmonic solids (Poster presentation) Matthew Houtput (U Antwerpen) Dec 10. 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Diagrammatic Monte Carlo for Polarons from First Principles Thomas Hahn (U Vienna) Dec 10. 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Electron-Phonon Interactions using the Projector-Augmented-Wave Method Manuel Engel (U Vienna) Dec 10. 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Engineering Defect Transition-Levels through van der Waals Heterostructure Akash Singh (IIS Bengaluru) Dec 10. 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Finite-Size Correction Scheme for Vertical Charge Transition Levels of Defects Stefano Falletta (EPFL Lausanne) Dec 10. 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Interactions of O2 and CO molecules with small electronic polarons on the TiO2 (110) surface Igor Sokolović (TU Vienna) Dec 10. 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Interplay between small polarons and water on TiO2 surfaces Ji Chen (Peking U) Dec 10. 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Polarons in Fe2O3: Affecting H2O Diffusion and Desorption Matthias Meier (TU Vienna) Dec 10. 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).
Two-dimensional polarons: the case of monolayer BN Weng Hong Sio (U Oxford) Dec 10. 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 Part of Polarons in the 21st Century (Workshop).

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