The "Spezialforschungsbereich Vienna Computational Materials Laboratory" ("SFB ViCoM") is a Special Research Area on Computational Materials Science (Project Number: "Spezialforschungsbereich F41"), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and managed mainly by researchers of the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology.

The research of the Vienna Computational Materials Laboratory will mainly focus on an improved description of electronic correlation in solids. The newly developed methods will be applied to cutting-edge materials research using state-of-the-art multi scale methods. The total funding of the Vienna Computational Materials Laboratory for the first 4 years amounts to 3.9 million euros. For further details, please feel free to contact us.

# Events

#### 29.11.2010: Mesoscopic Simulations on Leukocyte Migration

SEMINAR BY JULIA FORNLEITNER FROM JÜLICH, GERMANY

#### 22.11.2010: Quantum Monte Carlo – A Practical Solution to the Correlation Problem in Electronic Structure Calculations

SEMINAR BY MIKE TOWLER FROM CAMBRIDGE, UK

#### 28.10.2010 - 29.10.2010: First Workshop / Vienna Computational Materials Laboratory

REVIEW: FIRST VICOM-WORKSHOP

#### 25.10.2010: First Principles Study of Complex Oxides

SEMINAR BY HENA DAS FROM KOLKATA, INDIA

#### 25.10.2010: Dynamical Vertex Approximation for Nanoscopic Systems

SEMINAR BY ANGELO VALLI FROM VIENNA, AUSTRIA

#### 18.10.2010: Wien2wannier: From Linearized Augmented Plane Waves to Maximally Localized Wannier Functions

SEMINAR BY PHILIPP WISSGOTT FROM VIENNA, AUSTRIA

#### 18.10.2010: Ab Initio Study of Stabilization of the Misfit Layer Compound (PBS)1.14TaS2

SEMINAR BY EVGENIYA KABLIMAN FROM VIENNA, AUSTRIA

#### 11.10.2010: MGGAs for Gold Clusters and Dispersive Interactions

SEMINAR BY GEORG MADSEN FROM BOCHUM, GERMANY

#### 04.10.2010: Optical Properties of Nanostructures from Empirical Pseudopotentials

GUEST LECTURE BY GABRIEL BESTER FROM STUTTGART, GERMANY

#### 27.09.2010 - 29.09.2010: Anniversary Symposium in Honour of Jürgen Hafner

CELEBRATING THE 65TH BIRTHDAY OF JÜRGEN HAFNER

# Highlights

#### Anisotropy of magnetic interactions and symmetry of the order parameter in unconventional superconductor Sr2RuO4

Published in Quantum Materials

#### Analytic Interatomic Forces in the Random Phase Approximation

Published in Physical Review Letters

#### Ultrafast and Gigantic Spin Injection in Semiconductors

Published in Physical Review Letters

#### Reproducibility in density functional theory calculations of solids

Published in Science

#### Applicability of Macroscopic Wear and Friction Laws on the Atomic Length Scale

Published in Physical Review Letters

#### Subsurface cation vacancy stabilization of the magnetite (001) surface

Published in Science

#### Tunable Assembly of Heterogeneously Charged Colloids

Published in Nano Letters

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