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Electronic Structure Workshop

13-16 June 2023: 35th Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Methods, UC Merced

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More information will be posted here soon. Registration will be opened in April. On-campus housing will be organized and some travel support will be available.

There will be a poster session where attendees may present their research, with poster prizes for students and postdocs sponsored by the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter and Electronic Structure from Insitute of Physics Publishing.

Confirmed invited speakers

  • Marco Bernardi, California Institute of Technology

  • John Bonini, Flatiron Institute

  • Jennifer Cano, Stony Brook University

  • Siyuan Chen, College of William & Mary

  • Marcus Eisenbach, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Lenz Fiedler, CASUS - Center for Advanced Systems Understanding

  • Emmanuel Fromager, CNRS/Université de Strasbourg

  • Sayantani Ghosh, University of California, Merced

  • Marco Govoni, Argonne National Laboratory

  • Emanuel Gull, University of Michigan

  • Boris Kozinsky, Harvard University

  • Henrik Larsson, University of California, Merced

  • Mit Naik, University of California, Berkeley

  • Sanghamitra Neogi, University of Colorado, Boulder

  • Peter Oppeneer, Uppsala University

  • Yuan Ping, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Isaac Tamblyn, University of Ottawa

  • Carsten Ullrich, University of Missouri, Columbia

Organizing committee

  • David Strubbe (chair), Dept. of Physics, University of California, Merced
  • Aurora Pribram-Jones, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Merced
  • Steven G. Louie, Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Jeffrey B. Neaton, Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Tuesday June 13 is for arrival and registration in the afternoon/evening, and for optional tutorials on the RMG code and The scientific sessions of the conference start on Wednesday morning and finish at noon on Friday. There will be a banquet on Thursday night.

Slides for advertising

PowerPoint PDF

Getting to Merced

  • Air: Advanced Air has flights from Las Vegas and Los Angeles to Merced's tiny airport, a 20-minute drive from campus. Fresno airport (FAT) is 1 hour's drive away from Merced, and has flights from some major airports in the western half of the US, and Chicago O'Hare airport. San Francisco (the main international airport in the area), San José, Oakland, and Sacramento airports are all 2 hours' drive away. You can take the Amtrak train from Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Oakland. From the last two, taking the BART commuter rail to Richmond is convenient, as there is an Amtrak station right next to BART there.
  • Rail: Amtrak's San Joaquins line runs between Oakland and Bakersfield (with bus connections at each end to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other California cities), and connects to Sacramento.
  • Driving: Merced is located just off Highway 99. See driving directions here. The Bay Area is about 2 hours' drive away (see above), and Los Angeles is about 5 hours' drive away.


  • Weather: In June, high temperatures are typically around 90 F. Rain is rare.
  • The workshop housing, talks, poster session, and meals will all be on campus (map), which is about 15 minutes drive from downtown Merced.
  • Campus address: 5200 N. Lake Rd., Merced, CA 95343.
  • Virtual tour of campus

The meeting will be conducted according to the American Physical Society's Code of Conduct for APS Meetings.

Workshop home

2022: The hybrid 34th workshop was held at Columbia University, June 1-3.

2021: The virtual 33rd workshop was July 12-15, organized by the Flatiron Institute.

2020: The virtual 32nd workshop was held by UC Merced, after cancellation of the planned in-person workshop.

Electronic Structure at UC Merced