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Nanoscale Quantum Simulations for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials (NANOQUANTA) - Publishable Executive Summary

Project ID: 500198
Funded under: FP6-NMP

Abstract

In its third year, the Nanoquanta NoE has made substantial progress in its major integration objective of the establishment of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF), including the successful completion of the first call for proposals from ETSF users, and the initiation of the resulting selected pilot projects. Nanoquanta has also continued its strong tradition of integrated scientific activity with significant scientific results published in all its scientific areas. Training and career development for young researchers has continued apace at both local and network-wide level, with our community of researchers becoming strongly integrated, not just at the strategic level of individual research groups, but also at the level of individual researchers. The network has made progress in the field of code integration, code distribution, interoperability and user interfaces - crucial for both the network's own future research and the operation of the ETSF - and the network's employment of full-time programming specialists is bearing fruit. Three major funding proposals for the continuation of the ETSF's operation and our scientific activity have been submitted, in addition to several smaller projects at national or regional level.
The network encompasses 120 scientists in ten research teams, together with a small number of Associate Members who are former members of network groups continuing to work with us on Nanoquanta work packages. Scientifically, the network employs a wide range of theoretical and computational methods to study electrons in nanostructures and materials and their interaction with light, particularly density-functional theory and many-body perturbation theory.
The work is divided into nine work packages, with each contractor contributing to the planning of every work package, and to the delivery of most work packages. Each work package corresponds to an "Integration Team", drawn from several contractors, which manages the work packa

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Record Number: 9479 / Last updated on: 2008-10-30
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