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Advances of time-resolved experimental techniques, needed for a detailed understanding of charge carrier dynamics as they occur in real time, require matching progress in theoretical approaches. Applications to novel, emerging nanoscale materials, which ultimately lead to faster, more efficient and miniaturized devices, pose multiple theoretical challenges. Modeling time-resolved experimental data becomes a major goal of a theorist.

The proposed workshop should become a forum to brainstorm ideas about solutions to important computational problems, and identify new directions for time-dependant electronic structure method development and challenging applications. In this way, we hope to create an exchange mechanism to unite a core of developers in an interactive environment, in order to initiate design of a new generation software tools for quantum modelling of realistic complex systems and nanostructures in electronic ground and excited states. The delivery of this technology to a broad community would facilitate breakthroughs on high-impact materials science problems.

We are aiming to achieve the following key objectives:

  • Bring together researchers from experiment and theory working on time-dependent charge carrier dynamics related to optoelectronic and photo-stimulated processes, in order to highlight recent progress, and to discuss challenges and opportunities in the materials aspect of tailor-made nanostructures and hybrid interfaces for highly efficient energy applications.
  • Foster the exchange of methodological expertise and new developments between scientists working on different aspects of charge dynamics at surfaces, interfaces, and in 2D-materials and hetero-structures.
  • Discuss possibilities for optimizing the materials properties and device design. The interdisciplinary character of the workshop will help finding solutions for overcoming current limitations.
  • Provide opportunity to form new worldwide interdisciplinary collaborations on time-dependent spectroscopy for the mutual benefit of theoretical, experimental and applied researchers.