1 Introduction and Case Studies Prof. Gerbrand Ceder
2 Potentials, Supercells, Relaxation, Methodology Prof. Gerbrand Ceder

Potentials 2: Potentials for Organic Materials and Oxides

It's a Quantum World!

Prof. Gerbrand Ceder

Prof. Nicola Marzari

4 Lab 1: Energetics and Structure from Empirical Potentials
5 First Principles Energy Methods: The Many-Body Problem Prof. Nicola Marzari
6 First Principles Energy Methods: Hartree-Fock and DFT Prof. Nicola Marzari
7 Technical Aspects of Density Functional Theory Prof. Nicola Marzari Assignment 1 due
8 Case Studies of DFT Prof. Nicola Marzari

Advanced DFT: Success and Failure

DFT Applications and Performance

Prof. Nicola Marzari

Prof. Gerbrand Ceder
10 Lab 2: Density Functional Theory I

Finite Temperature: Review of Stat Mech and Thermodynamics

Excitations in Materials and How to Sample Them

Prof. Gerbrand Ceder
12 Lab 3: Density Functional Theory II
13 Molecular Dynamics I Prof. Nicola Marzari Assignment 2 due
14 Molecular Dynamics II Prof. Nicola Marzari
15 Molecular Dynamics III: First Principles Prof. Nicola Marzari
16 Lab 4: Molecular Dynamics
SMA/Cambridge students off-line (no beaming)
Assignment 3 due
17 Monte Carlo Simulations: Application to Lattice Models, Sampling Errors, Metastability Prof. Gerbrand Ceder
18 Monte Carlo Simulation II and Free Energies Prof. Gerbrand Ceder
19 Free Energies and Physical Coarse-Graining Prof. Gerbrand Ceder
20 Model Hamiltonions Prof. Nicola Marzari Assignment 4 due
21 Lab 5: Monte Carlo Prof. Gerbrand Ceder
22 Ab-Initio Thermodynamics and Structure Prediction Prof. Gerbrand Ceder
23 Accelerated Molecular Dynamics, Kinetic Monte Carlo, and Inhomogeneous Spatial Coarse Graining Prof. Gerbrand Ceder
24 Modeling in Industry Chris Wolverton, Ford Motor Company Assignment 5 due

Case Studies: High Pressure


Prof. Nicola Marzari

Prof. Gerbrand Ceder