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Title: Ab-initio simulations of an electrochemical interface
Abstract: In this talk, I will show how we employ computer simulations to
describe the quantum dynamics of electrons in solids and liquids. This
gives us access to properties that are relevant for the functional
behaviour of materials. In particular, we are interested in materials
that absorb solar light and can employ it to perform chemical reactions.
Key steps of the overall reaction take place at the solid/liquid
interface between photoelectrode and electrolyte, and I will focus on
these. These processes are crucial for the development of more efficient
materials for the renewable-energy sector.
Title: The African School on Electronic Structure Methods and
Abstract: For over 10 years, ASESMA has been active in teaching modern
theories and computational methods for the investigation of the
electronic structure of condensed matter, nurturing a community of
scientists across Africa working in the field. I will review history,
opportunities and future plans of this initiative.