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Wednesday, 30 June 2021

New lectures made available by the SIESTA project

The lectures, which introduce useful tools and functionalities of the SIESTA software, are now published on the project’s YouTube channel.

SIESTA appeared in 2002 to revolutionize the electronic structure calculations and simulations of the dynamics of molecules and solids. In 2016, it was selected by the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter as one of the most important breakthroughs in physics. Prof. Pablo Ordejón, Director of ICN2 and Group Leader of the Theory and Simulation Group, was one the authors of the paper presenting SIESTA in 2002. 

Now, the SIESTA project has made available a list of lectures. They comprise a combination of new recordings uploaded to the SIESTA Project YouTube channel and some fragments of a recent webinar. These lectures introduce several postprocessing tools, as well as intermediate/advanced functionalities, which can be useful for all students. This initiative is coordinated, among others, by Dr José María Escartín Esteban, Senior Siesta Developer, and Dr Miguel Pruneda, both from the ICN2 Theory and Simulation Group.

This is an opportunity to learn more about this software, which is widely used throughout the world and represented a paradigm shift in first-principle simulations.