Scientific module “Transport theory - methods and applications“


  • Date: Mar 25, 2024
  • Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Annika Johansson, Antonio Sanna, Kay Dewhurst, Börge Göbel
  • Location: Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik, Weinberg 2, 06120 Halle (Saale)
  • Room: Hörsaal
  • Host: IMPRS-STNS
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Scientific module “Transport theory - methods and applications“
A comprehensive two-day course covering methods and application of transport theory.


  • General Introduction to Transport Theories: The foundational theories such as the Boltzmann equation, Kubo formalism, Green's function approaches, and nonlinear transport will be introduced. With practical, mainly analytical exercises we will enhance our understanding.
  • Introduction into simple model Hamiltonians: Some basics effective model Hamiltonians (Rashba, Dresselhaus, Weyl, ...) will be introduced. We will learn how to extract general electronic properties (band structure, spin textures, ...) from reduced models.
  • Numerical Calculations: Apply your knowledge to simple model systems using numerical methods.
  • Introduction to DFT: Explore the basics of Density Functional Theory (DFT) and its role in transport theory, providing a solid grounding for further study.
  • Theory-Experiment Cooperation: Examine a real-world case study illustrating the synergy between theory and experimental results, such as ARPES band structures and the tight-binding model.
  • Micromagnetic Simulations

Preliminary schedule

March 25:
09:00-10:30 Introduction into simple Model Hamiltonians
11:00-12:30 General Introduction to Transport Theories
14:00-15:30 Numerical Calculations
16:00-17:00 Theory-Experiment Cooperation

Tuesday, April 2:
09:00-10:30 Micromagnetic simulations
11:00-12:30 DFT part I
14:00-15:30 DFT part II

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